Garth Crooks thinks Tottenham should have come away with a point from Molineux Stadium, but their defence was caught napping by Wolves late on.
With a number of key players missing, Spurs would have been hoping to get through the game on Saturday unscathed so they could regroup during the international break.
It felt like Tottenham were going to emerge with an unlikely win as they held the lead for almost the entirety of the game.
However, Gary O’Neil’s men kept pushing and they got their just rewards as two strikes in stoppage time saw them hand the Lilywhites to their second consecutive Premier League loss.
Crooks acknowledged that Spurs could do little to prevent Pablo Sarabia’s excellent equaliser but the pundit suggested that Mario Lemina’s Wolves winner was avoidable.
Crooks blames Hojbjerg, Dier and Davies for defeat
He criticised Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for failing to track the 30-year-old’s run into the box and suggested that Tottenham’s centre-backs should have also been alive to the danger.
The former Spurs forward wrote in his BBC Sport column: “With four of the best players out of the Tottenham line-up there was a certain inevitability about this result. Nevertheless, Spurs should have come away from Molineux with a point.
“The quality of the Wolves equaliser by Sarabia was memorable but their winner should have been avoided. Trying to hold a line in your own penalty area in the last minutes of a game is madness. You track your man into the box which Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg failed to do.
“Meanwhile, Ben Davies and Eric Dier never even saw the danger. Spurs look like they are about to pay a heavy price for the self-indulgence of Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie that saw them receive their marching orders against Chelsea.”
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Hojbjerg should have certainly tracked Lemina’s run but it was a massive misjudgment on Dier’s part to try to play the Wolves star offside instead of covering his run.
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