The matches still matter for Tottenham Hotspur, though it may not feel that way. There is a chance for European football next season, an opportunity to make it five straight years ahead of Arsenal, and some individual statistic races (mostly for Harry Kane) are still up for grabs. Aside from that, though, it is fine to feel let down after last weekend’s loss and ready to look ahead to a new year with a new manager.
Spurs host a Wolves side this Sunday that is firmly mid-table. This will be their worst result since returning to the Premier League a few seasons ago, and the club is likely looking forward to the end of a pretty lackluster season. The normally stout defense has taken a step back this year, but the attack has been even more unreliable at just 1.00 goals per match.
The two sides drew 1-1 at Molineux after Christmas, with the match playing out exactly according to the script. Tanguy Ndombele put Tottenham ahead in the very first minute, knocking the ball in the net from outside the box following an early corner. Of course, the lead would not hold as Wolves equalized in the last five minutes, an all-too-familiar story this season.
There is no reason to not hope for a Spurs’ win, but it would not be out of place for many supporters to simply feel done with this season. The last five months have been anything but fun, and with just three matches to go there is only so much change that can be expected under an interim manager. Like always, this is a match that can definitely be won on paper, but the on-pitch results rarely seem to play out that way.
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Time: 9:05 a.m. ET, 2:05 p.m. UK
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)
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