By Tony Hughes
Kevin Wimmer made only his second Tottenham appearance of the season on Tuesday night – and fans on Twitter felt he looked off the pace.
The defender, 23, was part of a rejigged Spurs backline that was torn apart by the Liverpool front three of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Ovie Ejaria.
Sturridge scored twice for the home side in a 2-1 win that secured Liverpool’s place in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
It could have been even more convincing victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side were it not for some errant finishing from man-of-the-match Sturridge and an outstanding display in goal from Michel Vorm.
Spurs fans took to social media to give their verdicts on Wimmer, with some claiming he does not look quite the solid player that he did in his White Hart Lane debut season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— tyson (@tysonpun) October 25, 2016
Looked like we were walking through treacle 1st half. Nkoudo Wimmer Carroll Onomah terrible. Victor & Lamela made huge difference #coys
— Buzzer (@MarkBuzzBurrows) October 25, 2016
People should give wimmer a break. First game back and he is meant to lead the line for ccv. He’s still young himself #COYS
— Ross Kester (@Rosskester) October 25, 2016
Is that what we call a ‘free game’? Onomah, N’Koudou, Wimmer, Carroll all poor. Well done again, Vorm. So much love for Wanyama. #COYS
— Paul King (@onlyonepk) October 25, 2016
Disappointed with a few things tonight. Winks and Carroll struggled, Wimmer looked off the pace, Nkoudou and Onomah need to stay wider #COYS
— St Albans Spurs (@StAlbansSpurs) October 25, 2016
Onomah, Trippier, N’Koudou, Carroll, Wimmer all pretty darn poor tonight! Vorm was brilliant! League and CL focus! #COYS ??
— Samuel Evans (@samspur17) October 25, 2016
Wimmer had only made one previous appearance for the north London club in the new campaign, in the 5-0 League Cup win against Gillingham last month.
He faces tough competition from star duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen at the heart of Spurs’ defence, while Eric Dier has also been filling in during the former’s recent absence through injury and emerging star Cameron Carter-Vickers is also staking a claim to break into the first team.
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