By Amir Mir
Vincent Janssen has been dropped by Tottenham for their clash against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon and supporters on Twitter think it’s a harsh decision.
Dutchman Janssen started as his side were 1-0 winners in the Champions League group game over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.
But manager Mauricio Pochettino has seemingly opted to field in-form forward Son upfront, with Moussa Sissoko returning to the starting XI against City on Sunday.
Supporters felt that Janssen’s hold up play could have helped their side in a crucial top of the table clash against Pep Guardiola’s City at White Hart Lane.
Another fan stated that despite Janssen being dropped to the bench, manager Pochettino has still fielded an attacking side.
One supporter offered a differing view by stating the club’s summer recruit has not had much impact since his arrival and it was correct to drop him.
Here is a selection of Tottenham supporters on Twitter reacting to Janssen being dropped to the bench against Manchester City:
Would of wanted Janssen up front,would of coursed their centre backs problems but still good 11…rose and walker back os good news #COYS
— Adam…THFC. (@cuzondapz) October 2, 2016
Harsh on Janssen. Hope Sonny's effectiveness not diminished central. I'd have gone Wanyama over Dier anyway on recent performances #COYS
— Steve_Shearman (@SaltashSpurs) October 2, 2016
— Jason Marquis (@thebigjase) October 2, 2016
— Darryl Greaves (@1970sDazza) October 2, 2016
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) October 2, 2016
Sissoko in centre mid worries me a touch, really had hoped dembele would be fit 😔. Feel for Janssen as well but it's an attacking side #COYS
— Martin P (@jmpmnp) October 2, 2016
Would have just left son in the position he's been scoring for fun from… him and Janssen link up well. We will see. #COYS
— George Hawkins (@GHAWKSSS) October 2, 2016
The north London club have registered three wins on the bounce in the league and sit in third place with 14 points. A win at White Hart Lane would take them to within one point of Pep Guardiola’s City side.
In contrast the Etihad club have won their opening six games of the campaign, as they remain the only team with a 100% record this season.
Spurs have won their previous four games in all competitions and take on a City side that have won 10 out of 11 games in all competitions since Guardiola’s arrival.
In other Tottenham team news, supporters react on Twitter to Eric Dier returning to the bench against Manchester City.