'I want a refund' – Tottenham fans loving Toby return but hate this Poch starter v Newport
Tottenham fans are absolutely delighted to see Toby Alderweireld back in the Tottenham line-up for the game against Newport on Wednesday night at Wembley – but they’re not happy at seeing Moussa Sissoko in the starting XI.
The centre-back has been out of action since the start of November with a hamstring injury and starts his road back to match fitness with a start against League Two opponents Newport.
The team news was released on the official Tottenham Twitter page ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 7, 2018
Newport nearly delivered the shock of the fourth round with an improbable victory over Tottenham in the match at Rodney Parade.
They were 1-0 up until late on when Harry Kane kept Tottenham’s tilt at the FA Cup alive for another year.
If Spurs beat Newport tonight – as most people are expecting them to – their reward will be an away tie against Rochdale in the fifth round.
Rochdale beat Millwall 1-0, denying the south London fans a shot at their salubrious north London rivals.
A lot of Spurs fans took to Twitter to compliment Mauricio Pochettino on a strong line-up, with extra artillery on the bench – but the one name fans were not happy about was Sissoko, a player who has come in for sustained criticism this season.
They want to win the FA Cup and they think he could be a hindrance, even against Newport.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from Tottenham fans:
— Danny Marquis (@MarquisD_) February 7, 2018
— ■ (@ned99kelsey) February 7, 2018
Announce Sissoko contract termination
— LP ✈️ (@WinksyEsque) February 7, 2018
the day im going to watch them play live, you put sissoko on ???????????? i want a refund https://t.co/5XoCkLvOpd
— Tasty Blacks © (@ovomelly) February 7, 2018
bar sissoko, what a team https://t.co/URvDhw9zeQ
— Lewis (@Dxmbele) February 7, 2018
— Graham Smith (@Yiddogray) February 7, 2018
No i disagree.
Start the best & win the game.
Then take them off.
We can't afford to start Llorente & Sissoko
Do you want to risk being the Greatest Embarrassment in the History of Football?
— Danny (@dannyosmond777) February 7, 2018
Even against Newport Vorm, Sissoko, Llorente and Foyth fill me with dread.
— reeceTHFC (@reece_thfc) February 7, 2018
Even against Newport County Sissoko shouldn’t be anywhere near the team.
— Paul (@PaulD_79) February 7, 2018
Besides Sissoko, its a really good lineup for this game. TOBY, ROSE, AURIER AND WINKS ARE BACK???????? https://t.co/B9MifkJ2eE
— ✨ (@BigChrisDinero) February 7, 2018
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