Harry Kane admits Spurs have MISSED chance to cement top-four

‘If we’d won we would have been in a really good spot’: Harry Kane admits Tottenham have MISSED a chance to cement their place in the top-four, after disappointing 1-0 loss to Wolves with Newcastle hot on their heels in the race for European football

  • Harry Kane says Tottenham have blown their chance to cement top-four spot
  • Spurs were beaten 1-0 by Wolves at Molineux on Saturday afternoon
  • The result means they stay in fourth place with a four-point buffer on Newcastle  

Harry Kane admits Tottenham blew their chance to cement their top-four credentials.

Adama Traore’s late goal saw Spurs slip to a 1-0 defeat at Wolves on Saturday.

They remain fourth in the Premier League but missed the opportunity to move seven points clear of Newcastle, who lost 2-0 at Manchester City.

Tottenham have still played two more games than many of their top-four rivals and travel to St James’ Park in April.

‘It’s been tough, a really disappointing week. All we can do is look forward now,’ said Kane, with Spurs having also crashed out of the FA Cup at Sheffield United.

Harry Kane admits Tottenham have missed their chance to cement a place inside top-four

They were beaten 1-0 on by Wolves, missing the chance to go seven points clear of Newcastle

Adama Traore’s late goal lifts Wolves further away from the relegation zone to 13th place

‘We have 12 or 13 games now to push for that top-four place. The games come around quick and we have to look to the next one.

‘If we’d won we would have been in a really good spot with the last third of the season to play.

‘There’s still going to be points dropped and we need to concentrate on ourselves and finish as strong as possible.’

Wolves are six points above the drop zone after a fourth win in eight games to continue their survival bid.

Boss Julen Lopetegui was appointed when the side were second bottom and has has won six of his 15 games.

Spurs have 12 games left to play, but Newcastle who sit below them have two games in hand

It is crunch time now for Antonio Conte’s side, who take on AC Milan this week in Europe

Julen Lopetegui admitted he was ‘very happy’ following the huge win against Tottenham

He said: ‘Always the three points are very, very important. In the last match against Liverpool, we couldn’t get any points and we were disappointed, but now we are very happy.

‘I have to be honest to highlight Tottenham’s work, in the first half they overcame us. The second half we came better, we tried to work on the difficulties.

‘In the end we won but it was a very balanced match, very hard, as are all the matches in the Premier League.

‘That’s what I want to highlight to the team in the bad moments, it’s important to keep going, keep working, and think of the next match. We have a lot of points ahead of us.’

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