Jose Mourinho had huge praise for Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga's "magic hands" after his team held on for a 2-1 win against Wolves on Sunday in the Premier League. They're a fantastic team with a fantastic manager.
Wolves drop to eighth and their longest unbeaten streak in the top flight since 1962 ends after 11 games, although they have still lost just twice in their last 19 outings in all competitions.
"Of course, we don't belong to the second part of the table, where we were. We don't even belong to position seven or eight, where we are in this moment".
"Okay, we didn't get the result we wanted, but we did what we wanted to do". We need a bit of time.
Spurs will be without injured left-back Ben Davies while forward Erik Lamela will be out for around two months with a thigh injury.
Elsewhere, academy graduate Mason Greenwood came to the rescue on a landmark day for Manchester United's youth system, earning a 1-1 draw against Everton in the Premier League.
Tanguy Ndombele will miss out because of a groin problem, but Harry Winks is back in training after overcoming an ankle issue.
The England skipper did not play in the 3-1 Champions League loss at Bayern Munich in midweek, but Mourinho said the 26-year-old's importance to the team and the lack of experience of teenage striker Troy Parrott made it impossible to rest Kane any more. "There are matches and matches", Mourinho told reporters.
Tottenham had only won three matches in their opening 12 league matches and were 11 points off the top four, but have won four of the five under Mourinho and secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. He was happy with Juan Foyth's performance, for example, but said: "Is he going to start on Sunday? No".
"It looks obvious the way Dele (Alli) is playing, Son Heung-min".
"In January we are going to have a little more time and depending on the week of February in which we will not play in the Premier League we will have another week. I want time and I want everything to work", he said.