By Harvey Byrne
Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier played their first competitive match together in a Tottenham shirt on Saturday against Everton – and Spurs fans were not entirely happy with what they saw.
The two midfielders are known more for their defensive ability rather than their attacking threat, and fans of the north London club believed that the set-up against the Toffees was too defensive minded.
While the two midfielders were on the pitch together, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were losing 1-0 from a sixth minute Ross Barkley goal.
However, the Argentine boss made the change on the 56th minute mark to bring Dier off for striker Vincent Janssen and the move proved to work with Lamela scoring soon afterwards to make the score 1-1 and earn Spurs a point at Goodison Park.
Fans of the north London club were still asking questions as to why Pochettino started the clash with two defensive players in central midfield.
Fans took to Twitter to share their views on the tactical decision:
The Kenyan international moved to White Hart Lane from Southampton in an £11million move earlier this summer.
The 25-year-old has made his competitive debut as Mousa Dembele continues to see out a six game ban after an incident with Chelsea’ Diego Costa last season.
Dembele and Dier were pivotal parts of Pochettino’s midfield which achieved Champions League qualification last season.
The Argetnine boss will be looking to improve on last season and has added Janssen and Wanyama to his squad this summer.
In other Tottenham team news, Christian Eriksen is demanding a £150,000-a-week new contract.