By Richard Parks

Football fans took to Twitter to rip Dele Alli to shreds for his performance in Tottenham’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Juventus on Wednesday night.

Spurs were eliminated from Europe’s premier competition after the visitors scored twice in three minutes at Wembley to take a 4-3 aggregate lead and decide the destiny of the last-16 tie.

Son Heung-Min gave Tottenham a first-half lead and they appeared to be in control of the match until Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala produced lethal finishes to secure Juve a place in the quarter-finals.

Alli had been named in the starting XI by Mauricio Pochettino and was used in a central attacking midfield role.

But the England international did not have a major impact on the game and was substituted after 86 minutes and replaced by Fernando Llorente as Spurs chased a late goal.

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Spurs fans were critical of the performance of Alli on social media as they claim he failed to live up to his stellar reputation.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


Tottenham return to Premier League action on Sunday with an away game at Bournemouth (4pm kick-off) and then play at Swansea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday, 17 March (12.15pm).

In other Tottenham transfer news, stunning new Danny Rose comments shed fresh light on why Toby Alderweireld was snubbed by Mauricio Pochettino even though he was fit in February.

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