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Postecoglou finds Wolves defeat ‘hard to take’ after Tottenham fumble lead

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou admitted that his side played too “conservatively” after Wolves completed a stunning late comeback on Saturday. 

Brennan Johnson opened the scoring at Molineux with his first goal since joining Spurs from Nottingham Forest in the summer. But the visitors created few chances from that point on and were largely outplayed by Wanderers for the rest of the encounter.

The hosts eventually found an equaliser in injury time when Pablo Sarabia showed tremendous skill and ball control to strike the ball past Guglielmo Vicario.

There was still time for a winner, and the Spaniard was involved again when he played through Mario Lemina, who stroked the ball home in the 97th minute to cause scenes of pandemonium in the home crowd.

“It is always a tough game here,” Postecoglou told TNT Sports. “Wolves are always going to come on strong and we ran out of legs at the end. It is understandable; a lot of those guys haven’t played. They scored a couple of good goals; a hard one to take.

“Wolves are tough to beat and they came at us. We could have been more positive first half. We scored early and played conservatively; we had chances we could have taken.”

Asked if James Maddison’s absence through injury put more pressure on the atack to perform, the Australian responded: “The game is the same, 11 v 11. We’ve got to keep playing our football and the chances will come from that.”

Yves Bissouma will serve a one-match suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season and will miss Tottenham’s next game, which comes against Aston Villa.

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