By Dominic Toner
Kyle Walker has been dropped from the starting line up against CSKA Moscow – and the club’s fans are confused on Twitter with the decision.
Mauricio Pochettino has made two changes to the Tottenham side for Tuesday’s Champions League match.
Walker and Moussa Sissoko have been replaced in the side by Kieran Trippier and Erik Lamela.
The club revealed their starting line up on their official Twitter account.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 27, 2016
Walker is considered a crucial member of Pochettino’s side and he has made 197 appearances since his arrival in 2009.
The 26-year-old may have been rested ahead of the club’s Premier League meeting with leaders on Manchester City on Sunday and Spurs having a more than capable replacement in Trippier.
Walker has starred in seven of Spurs’ matches this season and was included in the last Champions League game against Monaco.
Spurs fans have took to Twitter to vent their frustration after Walker was named on the bench.
— Phil Edwards (Pip) (@philedwardsthfc) September 27, 2016
I'm sorry but no Kyle Walker. Where's our out ball now! Poch what a joke!
— Jack Cole (@jackcolegolf) September 27, 2016
Resting Kyle Walker for the title decider. #COYS
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) September 27, 2016
No Kyle Walker in the starting 11?
— Vincent Janssen (@Benmurray_10) September 27, 2016
With no Kyle Walker, our attacking threat is now so dry
— Nathan (@NathanWhite98) September 27, 2016
— Monty (@RealBristolSpur) September 27, 2016
Wow. Huge game for trippier. Can't imagine he expected to start with walker in the form he's in #THFC
— Kieran McGarry (@kieran0078) September 27, 2016
Spurs are in desperate need of a result after losing their opening European group game 2-1 to Monaco.
The Londoners have travelled to Russia to play the group’s top seeds and will be expecting a difficult match.
In other Tottenham team news, Harry Kane has earmarked this match for his comeback from injury.