Tottenham Hotspur registered their second win of the season on Saturday and continued their unbeaten start to the season. Antonio Conte was a pleased man, despite a sluggish performance from his team.
The North Londoners came at the back of a hard-fought point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Harry Kane scored a header from a corner by new signing Ivan Perisic deep into stoppage time, which was mired in controversy. The pair combined again on Saturday to secure the three points against Wolves.
Wolves on the other hand came into the game after a 2-1 loss to Leeds United and a goalless draw with Fulham. They played well in the first half, keeping the Spurs front three at bay. Mattheus Nunes made his full debut and had some joy in the game. His glanced header narrowly trickled wide of the post in the first half.
However, their resolve was eventually broken. Spurs started the second half with more intent, and looked the more likelier side to score.
Conte on the Spurs performance
When asked about his half-time strategy, Conte admitted that he made some tweaks to help Spurs break the deadlock.
It’s always very important to have a moment, especially between the first and second half to analyse with the players. Also with the staff a way to try and improve the situation. Especially in the first half, we struggled a bit for many reasons in the physical aspect. I think we play against a team very fast but at the same time I felt that the way we suffered together.
Then in the second half, I tried to fix some situations in the tactical aspect. But at the same time we had a lot of energy to press high and create chances, and I think in the second half we did very well because we created chances to score more goals and we played with an important intensity.
Tottenham now travel to Nottingham Forest to take on the newly promoted outfit. Wolves meanwhile face Preston North End in the second round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
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