The VfL development squad tasted a first defeat in the competition in their second group game, Ton Lokhoff's side edged out 2-1 by Tottenham. The Wolves remain top of the standings but are now level on three points in Group C with Athletic Bilbao and Spurs, with the English side having played just once and so having a game in hand. To have a chance of reaching the next round of the Premier League International Cup, Wolfsburg have to win their final group game against Norwich City's U23 side on 13 December.
VfL coach Ton Lokhoff: "We started well and hit the post after three minutes. Of course, they showed the quality they have, but conceding the first goal in the final seconds of the first half was unlucky. We didn't work hard enough off the ball in the first 45 minutes, although we still had our chances. We weren't clinical enough when they came. They made it 2-0 straight after half-time. We tried everything – including our substitutions – to find a way back into the game, and we managed that when we made it 2-1. We wanted to find the equaliser, but the second goal just didn't arrive. We would have really liked a positive result, but it's also a learning process for our young side. We have another game next week and we still have the chance to reach the next round."
Tottenham Hotspur U23: Austin – Hinds, Tanganga, Eyoma, Brown – Marsh, Duncan (Reynolds 71') – Oakley-Boothe, Maghoma (Pochettino 82'), Roles (Georgiou 65') – Sterling
VfL Wolfsburg: Klinger – Badu, Ziegele (Möker 75'), Siersleben, G-L Itter – May, Seguin – Yeboah Zamora (D Itter 59'), Saglam (Herrmann 59'), Klaus – Hanslik
Goals: 1-0 Roles (45+1'), 2-0 Sterling (46'), 2-1 Hanslik (81')
Yellow cards: Tanganga, Marsh / Saglam, May, Klaus, Ziegele, Seguin
Referee: Savvas Yianni
Attendance: 250 at the Lamex Stadium on Monday evening