A future leader in Lilywhite, Vicario's message after Wolves defeat

Tottenham looked below par in their loss to Wolves over the weekend, but in the aftermath of the match, one player perfectly summed up the next steps for the team.
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League / Richard Pelham/GettyImages

With aspirations of finishing in the top-four, Tottenham's loss to Wolves was a blow as it saw Aston Villa creep into fourth place, pushing Spurs down to fifth.

The defense, playing without the likes of the injured Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro, looked vulnerable in the back on the counter attack. Once again, they also let a goal by on a set piece.

On the other end of the pitch, Tottenham dominated in possession (78%) but struggled to be clinical in the final third. Son Heung-min was silent most of the match and Richarlison had very few chances, rarely looking threatening.

The only goal for the North London club came from Dejan Kulusevski in a moment of brilliance, which saw him dance around a defender and slot the ball in between the keeper's legs just one minute into the second half. Ben Davies was close to having a similar impact when he found himself on the end of a Kulusevski cross in the fourth minute of stoppage, but he knocked it just above the bar.

The team are now off for a full two weeks as they prepare to go up against Crystal Palace on March 2nd. In the meantime, it seems the squad needs to take training very seriously, and that's exactly what goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario had to say when he took to Instagram after the match (via Football London), stating plainly "Heads up, we have work to do."

Stepping into the role of former club captain and veteran Hugo Lloris was no easy task, but since arriving in North London from Serie A side Empoli, Vicario has been outstanding.

There's no doubt that the Italian keeper will be a crucial asset moving forward, and with his leadership on and off the pitch, hopefully he can push his teammates to maintain the expectations they have put on themselves.