Tottenham went in 1-0 at half time against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night after a tight and tentative opening, but lost out to two quick-fire goals in the second half.
And fans think that Eric Dier is the weak link in the side.
There was an electric atmosphere at Wembley with so much riding on the result – a place in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition.
The North Londoners had the edge going into the second-leg after they staged a two goal comeback in Turin to put them ahead on the away goals rule.
Son Heung-Min was given the nod in the midfield ahead of Erik Lamela as the manager rewarded the South Korean for his fine form on the wing this season.
The winger didn’t disappoint and gave the side the lead with a cool finish from seven-yards out.
But supporters of the Lillywhites once again were berating the performance of Eric Dier in the centre of the park, questioning exactly what he does for the team.
And despite being crocked and looking an injury concern at one point during the opening 45 minutes, the fans still did not hold back on their feelings towards the midfielder.
The defensive midfielder is a mainstay in the side under Mauricio Pochettino, and he’s clearly a fan, but those sentiments are not shared by the Spurs faithful.
Here is a selection of Twitter responses to the player’s display:
Bottom line. We have done well but our full backs aren’t good enough at this level. Dier needs the stop leaving his man which leads to goals and Poch needs to make better sub choices plus the timings of the subs.
CL over but we did well. #COYS #totjuv #thfc
— Stephen Price (@PVsupercars) March 7, 2018
Eric dier brings nothing to the team at all. Only weak link in the team.
— Tom Winter (@TomWinter_4) March 7, 2018
Eric Dier. Discuss.
— LewisOLBG (@LewisClarke15) March 7, 2018
Why is Eric Dier in midfield against Matuidi & Khedira na #TOTJUV
— Fienni 👄👅🍭✨🌈🌻🦋 (@Slugerianbreed) March 7, 2018
Needed to make subs earlier, dragging Dier off at 74 minutes is too late.
— John (@JohnLWumz) March 7, 2018
Can’t understand why Wanyama is not ahead of Dier
— Paul Springthorpe (@Springy1973) March 7, 2018
Ali and Dier not good enough
— Brian A Beatty (@BeattyBrian) March 7, 2018
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