Sheffield manager Chris Wilder has defended his side following their loss to Tottenham Hotspur early on Sunday.
Despite taking the league by storm in their debut season last year, Sheffield has struggled this season where they have only registered one win which came against Newcastle United last week.
Speaking after the Spurs game which they lost 3-1, Wilder said his players were tired since they didn’t have the required numbers for rotation in the team.
"We don't have the numbers at the moment (to change things around, due to injuries). We don't have the option to do that and some were off the pace a little bit, yes. They looked a little bit tired and leggy, which I suppose is inevitable because they really are putting it all in.
"This league finds you out when you aren't near perfect. It still amazes me when people think we have a divine right against a team like Spurs. The conditioning of these lads, the ones at the very top of the top, it always amazes me too. They have the ability to go game after game and they also have that ability to freshen it up.," Wilder said after the game.
Sheffield will have a week's rest before facing high-flying Man United in their next clash at Old Trafford.