'Yet to learn', 'Panic' - Tottenham fans fume over first teamer's exclusion v Bournemouth
By Russell Edge
Tottenham fans have taken to social media to react to the exclusion of Ben Davies from the starting XI for their clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Lilywhites confirmed their line up on the club’s official Twitter account, with manager Mauricio Pochettino making just one change from his side that saw off Huddersfield 4-0 in their last outing.
Davies was the notable exception from the side, the club confirming that he was missing through illness, with Heung-min Son taking his place.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 14, 2017
Fans were understandably surprised on Twitter at the Welsh international’s exclusion from the squad, with many expressing their hope of him recovering for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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— Kieran Kirschner (@kkirschy23) October 14, 2017
Bit of a blow – but better missed on games like this and fit for the big matches. Speedy recovery Ben!
— Steve Phillips (@Badger_SteveP) October 14, 2017
Son at wing back pochettino yet to learn from his mistakes
— trapa drive (@Mustaphur) October 14, 2017
Ok as long as fit on Tuesday night
— Paul Allen (@pauljallen) October 14, 2017
— Power Serge (@Powerserge24) October 14, 2017
Son LWB? Bit weird Davies isn't in the squad, need him badly for Tuesday night #COYS
— Mihir Haria-Shah (@MihirHS215) October 14, 2017
Shame about Davies. Good line up tho #COYS
— Jesse Yale (@JYaleTHFC) October 14, 2017
Davies has been a crucial player for Spurs this season, having appeared in all but one of the club’s seven league games of the campaign.
Prior to the weekend’s fixtures Tottenham sat in third place in the Premier League table, five points behind joint league leaders Manchester United and Manchester City, having picked up four league wins this season.
However they are still waiting for their first league victory at their temporary home of Wembley, having suffered defeat to Chelsea and labouring to disappointing draws against both Burnley and Swansea.
In other Tottenham news, the club are one of a host of sides named in the hunt for the PL contract rebel.