'Let's just forfeit', 'I'm not watching' - Tottenham fans fume at Pochettino decision v Man City
Tottenham Hotspur fans are furious with manager Mauricio Pochettino for his decision to start Kieran Trippier for the Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The 27-year-old was picked to start at right-back ahead of Serge Aurier, who scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win against Brighton at Wembley on Wednesday.
Tottenham supporters were baffled by the decision from Pochettino and took to social media to express their disappointment.
Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the best tweets from Spurs fans.
Trippier keeping up with Sane, I’m not watching
— αlєχ (@thfcAIex) December 16, 2017
TRIPLIER AT THE ETIHAD????????????????????
— Netel_Spurs (@Net_Spurs) December 16, 2017
Trippier starting? 6-0
— Andrew B (@AndrewBugas) December 16, 2017
YES YES YES YES YES TRIPPIER NO YES YES YES YES YES https://t.co/1gH5HHx5sm
— Ewän (@ClinicalDele) December 16, 2017
NEARLY PERFECT FFS WHY TRIPPIER https://t.co/IdkolPNkKa
— • (@LukaszM_23) December 16, 2017
Seeing the city line up at the back, I really wish Aurier started. Trippier will not take a man on ????. #COYS
— Dude Love ✌️ (@carlsbergpapi) December 16, 2017
Trippier has to somehow be a threat. Needs to improve his crossing cos apart from on the volley they've been poor recently.
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) December 16, 2017
Rose, Dele and Trippier are starting let’s just forfeit
— Wes???? (@WinkinglyWinks) December 16, 2017
Spurs go into the game after back-to-back Premier League wins against Stoke City and newly-promoted Brighton. However, Pochettino’s side are 18 points behind the Premier League leaders.
The 5-1 victory over Mark Hughes’ Stoke side at Wembley on Saturday was their first in four league matches.
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Pep Guardiola’s City have won their last 15 consecutive Premier League matches and are 11 points clear of second-placed Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table.
City are also the division’s leading scorers with a staggering 52 goals and beat West Brom 4-0 on Wednesday.
Spurs are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games against City, after a run of four consecutive defeats between November 2013 and May 2015.
Tottenham have also won 10 Premier League away games against the Citizens, more than they have against any other club.
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