Bennett determined to put things right

Ryan Bennett says he and his Wolves team-mates are determined not to let their stirring late comeback disguise the need to tighten up defensively, after they lost by the odd goal in five to Tottenham on Saturday evening.

Wolves found themselves 3-0 down after 61 minutes - a skewed reflection of an opening hour in which the hosts had created their fair share of opportunities.

Well-taken penalties from Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez reduced the arrears, but Wolves were unable to complete the fightback and claim a point.

Bennett said afterwards: "It's a tough one to take at the end, but the problems were in the first half. Once you have that 2-0 deficit against a top team it's always going to be tough to come back, but we stuck to what we wanted to do again and we worked as hard as we could.

"I think everyone could see the effort we put in but it wasn't enough tonight, and that's something we've got to put right as soon as we can. The last couple of games have been similar, but there's a recipe that we need to find to put it right.

"For the goals tonight, there are definitely things we could do better, and we'll identify exactly where we've gone wrong when we look back at the game. The feeling I get is that we could have been in different areas and done different things to prevent them getting those chances.

"We know we're playing against top players, and once you give them those opportunities or that half a yard, it's curtains."

Wolves should have been on the scoresheet long before Neves' penalty finally beat Lloris; the midfielder had an effort wonderfully kept out by the French goalkeeper, who also did well to deny Jimenez, although he was beaten by the Mexican's first-half effort which was wrongly ruled out for offside.

Of the incident, which would have halved Spurs' lead just before the break, Bennett said: "I've seen the offside and you can't say too much these days but it should stand.

"We've also had the chances but we couldn't make them pay, so we need to work hard again and put it right."

Despite that decision, and the seemingly insurmountable challenge posed when Spurs scored their third, Wolves rallied admirably in the final quarter of the game to give themselves a real chance of claiming a draw, with influential substitute Morgan Gibbs-White in particular earning several plaudits after the game.

"He's a confident lad," Bennett said of the midfielder, who shone after his introduction on 62 minutes.

"I said to Coads after the game how good he looked when he came on. You don't see him as a young lad, really - he's been involved since the first day that I got here and in training it sometimes takes you by surprise that he's the youngest.

"He really made a difference tonight."