Collymore rips into Tottenham players who 'shouldn't be at Spurs' after draw v Rochdale
Stan Collymore has questioned whether a number of Tottenham players should be playing for the club following the 2-2 draw with Rochdale in the FA Cup.
The former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker delivered his Twitter verdict post-match on his official social media page.
11 Spurs changes appropriate. If 11 full internationals can't compete against a team bottom of two leagues below then they shouldn't be at Spurs.
Telling for Dale players too. If you can play hard to get to Wembley, no excuses in League 1.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) February 18, 2018
It was a damning indictment from the ex-striker on a Spurs side which struggled to get to grips with their League One opponents all afternoon.
After the 2-2 draw with Juventus on Tuesday night in the Champions League, a lot was expected of Mauricio Pochettino’s going into the cup tie, but his much-changed side failed to live up to expectations.
Supporters of the club slammed the performances of midfielders Moussa Sissoko, and Harry Winks, while Toby Alderweireld did not escape criticism in defence following his return from injury.
Sissoko and Winks came into the centre of the park in place of Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele who were imperious in Turin days earlier.
But the midfield duo could not offer anything like the quality of their teammates and looked rusty throughout.
The displays of the two will lead to questions about their futures at the club.
Meanwhile, Fernando Llorente looked shot on confidence and his move to North London from Swansea in the summer has not paid off so far.
Collymore has a point with his statement though as even a second-string Tottenham side ought to be able to beat a side at the bottom of League One.
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