Spurs manager Jose Mourinho revealed how ‘proud’ he was of his side’s performance after they secured a crucial 2-1 win away to in-form Wolves at Molineux.
Mourinho’s men got off to the perfect start when Brazilian attacker Lucas Moura fired home a fine individual effort after just eight minutes.
Eventually, Wolves would find their equaliser through Adama Traore, the pacey winger blasting home on 67 minutes, to set up an exciting finish.
It looked as if the game would end honours even until Spurs took advantage of some poor marking from the hosts, with Jan Vertonghen netting a header from a corner to win the game in stoppage time.
Speaking afterwards Mourinho was full of praise for his countryman Nuno, discussing just how difficult it is to beat Wolves.
“I’m very proud. Nuno has to be very proud of Wolves’ record,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“They are a very difficult opponent. I said that in press conference on Friday that they are tactically, technically, mentally very strong.
“We knew the game was going to be difficult. They didn’t catch us by surprise. We had a very good start like we tried to. We almost scored a second goal but against Wolves that would not have killed the game. They are very strong.
”They use the sides, then the centre, very difficult in transition. Adama Traore and Diogo Jota are incredibly fast and difficult to stop.
“We coped with their spirit. At 1-1 they tried, Wolves are not a team satisfied with a point. We knew if we arrive in the last part we knew we could score. After that we had to close the door for the last five mins, three incredible points.”
Spurs move up to fifth in the table after today’s results, and their next top-flight outing is against Mourinho’s former club Chelsea, who now sit just three points ahead in fourth.