By Amir Mir
Son Heung-Min has been dropped for Tottenham’s clash against Hull on Wednesday night – and fans on Twitter were not too pleased with his axing.
Spurs take on Mike Phelan’s league strugglers at White Hart Lane, looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat against Manchester United at the weekend.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s powerful strike earned the home side all three points at Old Trafford as they inflicted a second defeat in two Premier League games on their top four rivals.
Attacker Son played 57 minutes of that game as he now find himself on the bench for a home clash against the Tigers.
It is fair to say, supporters were not too pleased with him being dropped, with many stating that it was harsh to drop the 24-year-old.
Others felt that the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko should not be ahead of Son in the Spurs pecking order.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Phil Edwards (Pip) (@philedwardsthfc) December 14, 2016
— Waynesheffield (@waynesheffield) December 14, 2016
@SpursOfficial son ahead of dele should have happened
— Mike (@lamelasdog) December 14, 2016
How Sissoko and Eriksen are above Son in the pecking order is beyond me #COYS
— Scott Delaney (@Scott_delaney15) December 14, 2016
@SpursOfficial son dropped? Alli, eriksen and wanyama all played worse than son at the weekend
— Tony Spumoni (@tony_spumoni) December 14, 2016
@SpursOfficial sissoko instead of son ?
— Shane thomas (@shanethomas1984) December 14, 2016
@SpursOfficial Where's Son?
— Harvey Simpson (@Hotspur_Huddle) December 14, 2016
Son has played 18 Premier League and Champions League games for the north London club this season, scoring six goals and supplying five assists.
In the Premier League he has made 12 appearances this term, netting on five occasions, with his last goal coming at home to Swansea in early December.
A win for the home side could see them close the gap on the top four with Manchester City, who entertain Watford on the same night, sitting in fourth place, three points ahead of their rivals.
However, Pochettino’s side will also have to look over their shoulders as Jose Mourinho’s United, who travel to Crystal Palace, one place below and three points behind them in the table.
In other Tottenham team news, club legend Ledley King has identified the key battle during Spurs’ clash with Hull.