'Painful to watch' - Tottenham fans tear into senior duo after draw v Burnley
By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham fans tore into senior full-back duo Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier on Twitter during their side’s Sunday afternoon draw with Burnley.
The north Londoners ran out a hard-fought 1-1 stalemate over Sean Dyche’s men with a second half strike from Dele Alli being cancelled out by a late goal from Chris Wood at Wembley.
The draw has seen Spurs move to ninth place in the Premier League table ahead of the international break and many were disappointed with the display from their side against Burnley.
Supporters on social media particularly felt that the full-backs looked weak, especially in the attack with both Trippier and Davies looking to replace last season’s stars Danny Rose and Kyle Walker in the starting eleven.
One fan went as far as to say that watching them was painful, while others claimed that they don’t have the pace to move up and down the pitch like Walker and Rose possess.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies. I can tolerate one, but not both.
— Dan Grimes (@DanGrimes__) August 27, 2017
Our pace in this system is basically set up for trippier and Davies and I'm sorry but they just don't cut it.
— WINK WINK ???? (@ImSpursLad) August 27, 2017
No natural width. Trippier prone to checking back. Davies ditto.
— Spiggy (@SpiggyTope) August 27, 2017
— Lee OJ Simpson (@LeeSimpson5) August 27, 2017
Davies & Trippier really do hold us back. There is a major lack of pace & they both can't beat their man
— Sam (@SamBott23) August 27, 2017
Spurs lacking any real pace again. Neither Trippier nor Davies willing to take people on. Sort it out.
— Matt Jarvis (@asevercoys) August 27, 2017
Davies has started each of Tottenham’s first three matches of the Premier League campaign, while Trippier has started two with youngster Kyle Walker-Peters impressing on the opening day against Newcastle.
Both could however have their places in the starting line-up at risk in the future with continued links to Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier as well as Rose’s return from injury.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed how many more players he is looking to add to Spurs before Thursday.