By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans took to Twitter to lay into Moussa Sissoko for his performance in their 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round replay win against Newport County on Wednesday night.
A Dan Butler own goal midway through the opening period put the League Two minnows on the back foot before Erik Lamela’s first goal since September 2016 sealed the points for the home side in a Wembley stroll.
It means Spurs will travel to League One outfit Rochdale for the fifth round of the competition and keeps alive the club’s hopes of ending their trophy drought.
But it was not all sweetness and light as far as supporters were concerned, even though Mauricio Pochettino made 10 changes to the starting XI and was able to rest key players ahead of Saturday’s north London derby and next Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg clash against Juventus.
Sissoko played the full 90 minutes of the match against Newport and was involved in the own goal opener as he made his 35th appearance of the season in all competitions.
But Tottenham supporters destroyed him on social media, claiming his performance against the fourth-tier outfit was “embarrassing” and that he should “leave the club”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Llorente & Sissoko
Sorry guys i know you’re 2 of the nice guys in football but this is serious business
Thanx for everything & Goodbye ????????#COYS✌????
— Danny (@dannyosmond777) February 7, 2018
When Llorente plays put some bloody crosses in the box, he is a great header of the ball….most of the time!! his hold up play was tosh tonight. As for sissoko …I have no words!! #coys
— Jeremy Albert (@JeremyAlbert20) February 7, 2018
— Bob Harris (@totemoTHFC) February 7, 2018
Not vintage and not clinical, but did the job. Impressed by: Foyth – looked like he’d been playing in that team for years; Winks, Son, Eriksen. Continually confused by: Sissoko and Llorente. #COYS #TOTNEW
— Matt Lamprell (@MattLamprell) February 7, 2018
Come the new season we deserve a decent lineup&solid bench; No more passengers!
I hope this 4yrs of Pochettino in charge has been an eye-opener because we cant keep being average with the likes of Sissoko, janssen, llorente on board. Its painful to the eyes#SpursNewStadium #COYS
— Augustine (@MysteriousTino) February 7, 2018
Moussa Sissoko plays football like that random guy who did an interview on BBC News when they got the wrong person – no idea how he got there, totally unqualified, clunky, doesn’t fit the part, but tries to get on with it the best he can #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/knSdMWk9n5
— Jordan Walker (@jordxwalker) February 7, 2018
Things confirmed tonight, sissoko and llorente are incompetent, lamela makes a huge difference and foyth is gonna be a major talent. Not the best game of football but bring on Sat!!!!! #coys
— Dai Paddiel (@32bitbastard) February 7, 2018
— Dean. (@DeanFaccini) February 7, 2018
— Paul B (@Pablo6005) February 7, 2018
Sissoko is playing like someone pressing the wrong button on FIFA all the time ????????????????#COYS
— Alan O Neill (@alanoneill1982) February 7, 2018
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