By Dominic Toner
Tom Carroll played 61 minutes against Liverpool on Tuesday night – and the Tottenham supporters were highly critical of his performance.
Spurs were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool in the EFL Cup fourth-round, with England striker Daniel Sturrdige scoring a brace.
Vincent Janssen did score convert from the penalty spot to set up an interesting finish, but Liverpool held out to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino made 10 changes to his side as he gave the club’s youngsters and fringe players the chance to impress, with Eric Dier the only man to retain his place.
Carroll, 24, was given the opportunity to start the game, but was replaced by Erik Lamela after failing to make a positive impact.
Spurs supporters voiced their frustration with Carroll’s display and don’t believe he should be playing in the first team again.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Carroll is a product of the club’s academy and has been on the fringes of the Spurs squad in recent seasons.
The central midfielder has now made 56 senior appearances for the north London club since making his debut in 2011.
He has struggled to cement a regular place in the first team and has been sent out on loan to Leyton Orient, Derby, QPR and Swansea to experience playing more football.
Carroll failed to make a positive impact on the Spurs fans against Liverpool and faces a tough task to earn his spot in the team, with the likes of Mousa Dembele, Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama and Dier contesting the midfield positions.
In other Tottenham news, Graeme Souness has delivered a scathing verdict on the club’s youngsters.