'Sloppy as hell', 'Very poor' - Tottenham fans rage over star man's first half v Stoke
Tottenham fans were left raging on social media with the first half performance of Christian Eriksen in the club’s clash with Stoke City on Saturday.
The Lilywhites went into the half time break 1-0 up thanks to a Ryan Shawcross own goal, which deflected off the centre back’s head and past Jack Butland after a Heung-min Son cross.
It was the first time in five games that Spurs had not conceded the first goal to their opposition, a run which has seen them pick up just two points prior to the match against the Potters.
However fans of the club were not entirely impressed with what they saw from some of their stars, with Christian Eriksen failing to live up to expectation.
The Spurs faithful took to Twitter to voice their frustrations at the Danish international’s display, with many criticising his showing from dead ball scenarios.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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Eriksen doesn't beat the first man … Imagine my shock
— Ronnie (@RonnieTHFC_) December 9, 2017
Does Eriksen even practice set pieces anymore man he’s utter crap
— karim (@KarimAlkhoja) December 9, 2017
death, taxes, christian eriksen not beating the first man on a set piece
— Jala (@jalahil) December 9, 2017
Why won’t Poch give Eriksen a rest? He’s sluggish, late, and just tired-looking. #COYS
— Joel G Goodman (@joelgoodman) December 9, 2017
Very bitty start from Spurs with Eriksen in particular looking sloppy as hell. Some good intent but not a lot of quality. #COYS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) December 9, 2017
I will never watch Eriksen score a free kick again in my whole life am I right?
— Daniele. (@Danderweireld) December 9, 2017
Eriksen and Alli again not at the races so far. Very poor
— George (@GEORGIE_35) December 9, 2017
Eriksen has been a star man for Mauricio Pochettino this season, having made 21 appearances across all competitions this season, which has resulted in four goals and five assists for the 25-year-old.
His appearance against Stoke was the 200th of his Spurs career following his move from Ajax in 2013, with 46 goals and 61 assists under his belt.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are eyeing up a swoop for a frustrated under-21 speed machine.