Euro 2020 Special
 

Premier League: Tottenham are In Hot Pursuit For an European Berth

Tottenham vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Premier League clash between Tottenham and the Wolverhampton Wanderers is going to be a must-see since we’ll be entertained by two attack-minded clubs.

The Spurs continue to press forward to try and seal their European qualification, while the Wolves aim to move up into the top 10 at the end of this term.

As of the moment, Tottenham remain at striking distance to reach their objective. The North Londoners are placed seventh with 56 points – which is four points adrift from Liverpool and two less than the sixth-seeded West Ham United.

Meanwhile, their visitors are at 12th with 45 points which is five points adrift from 10th-placed Leeds United – who are fresh from a win against the Spurs last week.

Matchups between Tottenham and the Wolves have been as a close as it gets especially when you look at their recent fixtures, so SBOTOP football fans can expect a cracker of a match this weekend.

 

Talking Points

Harry Kane must re-assert himself for Tottenham

Harry Kane will certainly head into this game with a huge chip on his shoulder for two main reasons.

First, he’ll aim to add on to his goalscoring totals in order to boost his odds of winning this term’s Golden Boot award. And second, he’ll have to lead the way if Tottenham are going to secure their European qualification.

The English hitman has amassed 21 goals – which is level with Mohamed Salah, who was one of Liverpool’s heroes in their recent win over Manchester United.

Kane has yet to find the back of the net since Ryan Mason took over as interim head coach. However, he can find solace to the fact that he is being supported by superb performances from his teammates over these past few weeks.

Heung Min-Son continues to add on to his Premier League 2021 highlights reel while Gareth Bale is showing flashes of his old self particularly during their 4-0 beatdown against Sheffield United to where he scored a hat-trick.

Harry Kane will have to lead the way for Tottenham in Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers to secure a European qualification
Harry Kane in action for Tottenham Hotspur during match against Leeds United at Elland Road

After this term, Harry Kane faces the biggest decision of his career on whether he’ll stick with the club where he made his name or move on elsewhere to continue his search for trophies.

Kane certainly demands a huge payday whether he stays or leaves, but such large fee will be further justified if he performs up to par in these next few fixtures.

Other than Kane’s future, Tottenham also have to decide on who will be their next manager moving forward.

 

Wolves need a new alpha dog

With Pedro Neto out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, Nuno Espirito Santo will be forced to get creative with his lineups in order to keep up their Top 10 aspirations alive.

The Wolves have fallen off considering they finished sixth last year, and it’s hard to blame them since they were plagued by injuries all season.

Raul Jimenez continues to recover from his gruesome skull injury that he sustained few months ago, and he will be joined by Jonny Otto (knee) and Fernando Marcal (thigh) on the sidelines.

Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva, and Adama Traore are expected to pick up the scoring slack since they’ve combined for 12 goals and six assists so far.

Furthermore, Adama Traore and Fabio Silva are going to be heavily scouted by Tottenham given their massive impact in last week’s win over 10-man Brighton.

History

In their last 13 matches together, Tottenham own the slight advantage with six victories, while the Wolverhampton Wanderers have won in four along with three draws.

These two clubs last met in December where the game ended in a 1-1 score.

Tanguy Ndombele drew first blood for the Spurs in just the first minute of the game. However, they weren’t able to hang on to the three points as Romain Saiss scored the equaliser during the 86th minute.