Ikeme: Wolverhampton Wanderers Deserved To Win Against Tottenham Hotspur

Romain Saiss’ late goal rescued a point for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team at home on Sunday

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was pleased with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ performance in their 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur and believes they deserved all three points.

The visitors opened the scoring at Molineux Stadium from the first minute through Tanguy Ndombele, but Moroccan defender Romain Saiss scored the late equalizer for the Wolves in the 86th minute, after heading off a Pedro Neto corner kick.

Shortly after both teams were tied, Reuben Neves and Fabio Silva had their chances to complete the comeback, but Hugo Lloris produced some good saves late in the game.

The result left Nuno Espirito Santo’s side with just one win in their last five Premier League matches, but Ikeme described Sunday’s performance as promising, with the Portuguese attacking trio of Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Fabio Silva.

“I enjoyed the football we played tonight, I honestly deserved all three points,” Ikeme tweeted. “There are some really exciting players up top with Podence, Neto, Silva.

“Although we haven’t seen the best, I am very excited to see them grow and improve.”

I enjoyed the football we played tonight, it honestly deserved the 3 points. There are some really exciting players at the top with podence / Neto / silva. Even though we haven’t seen the best, I’m very excited to see them grow and improve ?◼️

– Carl Ikeme (@Carl_Ikeme) December 27, 2020

The Wolves are 11th in the league table with 21 points from 15 games, and will travel to Old Trafford for their next meeting against Manchester United on Tuesday.

Ikeme spent his entire career at the club at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he played more than 200 games before retiring from football in 2017 following a diagnosis of acute leukemia.

The former Super Eagles goalkeeper has the number 1 jersey in Wolves vacated in his honor with current goalkeeper Rui Patricio opting for the no. 11 after his departure from Sporting CP in the summer of 2018.

Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo, in his reaction, was happy with his team’s resilience at Molineux on Sunday.

“I think we did very well, we played a very good game. We conceded very early in the game, but the team reacted and we played well, very intense, very aggressive against a dangerous team. I’m happy, ”said Espírito Santo.

“It is a learning process. Sometimes you can’t explain how things happen in the first minute, we demand concentration, [had to remain] alert, we know how the games go without fans, the advantage is not there.

“There are a lot of games with early goals but if it happens you have to react and I think we stayed in the game and we did well. We combined, we defended, we reacted to the loss of the ball and we had good chances ”.

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