Chris Wilder has praised Tottenham Hotspur’s consolation goal in their game against Sheffield United yesterday, through his comments to Football London.
Tottenham were largely abject at Bramall Lane, as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat.
Spurs had the lion’s share of possession, but could not break down a sturdy Sheffield United defence until the very last minute.
Erik Lamela found Heung-Min Son, who in turn set-up Harry Kane to tap home, but it was too little too late by then for Jose Mourinho’s side.
The goal barely sparked any sort of celebration from Tottenham’s players, but Wilder admits he was impressed by what he saw.
“I don’t think it was backs against the wall. I didn’t think it was all one-way traffic,” Wilder said.
“We’ve had to defend and fill holes and spaces, The goals were great. Good quality from them on their goal. I would have loved a clean sheet tonight. Lamela to Son to Kane was a brilliant combination.”
Tottenham’s defeat to the Blades surely ends any hope they had of making it into the Champions League qualification spots.
It also ramps up the pressure on Jose Mourinho, with Tottenham looking out of sorts again.
Spurs had appeared to have improved after the Premier League’s restart, but their defensive flaws were on full display again last night, and there are real concerns growing around the North London club now.