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TOTTENHAM suffered a 2-0 defeat by Wolves.

Tottenham’s top hopes were again dashed by Wolves’ 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Antonio Conte’s side were down twice in 18 minutes due to cool defenses, with Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker as talented goals. The Spurs struggled to find a way to get back into the game and the excitement of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min was kept by the impressive Wolves.

Here are four things Express Sport learned as Conte tried to find a balance in North London.

Spurs need to follow the lead of the rivals by buying a center-back

Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all improved their teams in recent seasons by the acquisition of a popular, top-back.

The arrival of Virgil van Dijk in 2018 has lifted Liverpool to a new level and the Dutchman is the key to Premier League and Champions League victory.

He signed for Ruben Diaz for Man City at the start of 2020-21 and ended up making a key contribution to a league-winning streak.

Even Man Utd have improved the defense since Harry Maguire and, later, Raphael Varane has joined the Old Trafford uniform.

The Spurs, meanwhile, have no kind of leader in their back line. Davinson Sanchez has not developed into the contender many thought he would sign for £ 40m in 2017.

Ben Davies started on the left three behind before going to the left when Conte changed to 4-2-3-1 in the middle of the first half. The Welshman is better on the left than the middle.

Cristian Romero has been doing well since his summer loan change from Atlanta but no exception. So the problem remains that the North Londoners didn’t try hard for a new player in January.

Conte is showing no affection with Sessegnon sub

There is no denying that Conte has already confirmed that he will not love his quest to revitalize this Spurs squad.

Fans favorite Dele Alli and club signing Tanguy Ndombele was allowed to leave in January.

And Conte’s worst action was to remove Ryan Sessegnon before half -time.

The former Fulham starlet was given a rare start by the Italian but did not show up for a long time. The Spurs were very poor and 2-0 down in 18 minutes.

Sessegnon wasn’t bad but it was the man who left nine minutes later when Conte opted for a change in schedule.

The 21 -year -old, whose Spurs career has not gone away, was replaced by January signing Dejan Kulusevski.

Bentancur struggles in the first start

Rodrigo Bentancur arrived at Spurs in the final days of the January transfer window as Conte tried to put his mark on his squad.

The Uruguayan is likely to be a strong buyer at around £ 20m but it is a poor start to the Premier League.

Bentancur started in the middle of the second with Harry Winks and the pair had no defense to protect the three -backs.

The 24-year-old has given the ball to dangerous situations a few times. His impressive pass early in the second half gave Ruben Neves a great chance as his effort intensified.

The back four is forward?

After giving up Sessegnon in the middle of the first half, Conte appeared to be replaced in the back four.

The 52-year-old has enjoyed success at several clubs by using three backs and wings.

At Chelsea, he started four backs first before changing to 3-4-3 which showed a 2016-17 winning streak.

And perhaps Conte will change that situation again by switching from third back to fourth back at Spurs.

Its side was much better and more fluid after the change in system.

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