Chris Wilder has told his pre-match press conference that Jose Mourinho is ‘extremely frustrated’ with the late goals Tottenham are conceding.
Whilst Sheffield United caused problems for Spurs last season, they are a different outfit during this campaign and only recently picked up their first win of the league campaign.
All the pressure will no doubt be on Tottenham and a Mourinho side unable to kill off teams when they meet later on today.
That was proven on Wednesday night when Spurs conceded a late second-half goal to drop more points in the league and Wilder thinks the North London side would be sitting top if they hadn’t conceded those goals.
“They are right up there,” said Wilder. “I think the manager will be extremely frustrated with the late goals.
“Some incredible late goals, I should imagine looking at the manager’s career, he will be a little bit frustrated with.
“If you take those late goals off then obviously that affects their points total. It’s not a bad points total and a bad league position, at the moment. But I have to say that they would be right up there, wouldn’t they? They would be top of the league.”
The game that stands out is Tottenham’s 3-3 draw against West Ham, which was one of the capitulations of the season from the North London club.
Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Wolves are other such fixtures, but the game against the Magpies is one that will still annoy Spurs fans the most because of how they dropped the points.
Whilst that handball rule won’t hurt them now given that it has been tweaked, Wilder’s side will be hoping to pounce on Tottenham’s inability to see off games and cause an upset today.
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