By Russell Edge
Tottenham fans have been left raging on social media after seeing Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI for their clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
The club revealed their starting line up via their official Twitter account, which confirmed that the Argentinian manager had made four changes to the team from his side’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday for their Champions League clash.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017
Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Heung-min Son were all brought into the first team line up, replacing Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko, and Mousa Dembele, all of which drop to the substitute’s bench.
However, fans were not impressed on Twitter at seeing such a full strength side considering the Lilywhites have already qualified for the knock out stages of Europe’s premier club competition, with many questioning why it was a stronger side than the one which suffered defeat to their north London rivals.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
— James Cooper (@JimmyBCooper) November 21, 2017
You could argue this team should have played Saturday
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) November 21, 2017
3 days too late..
— Matt (@Eriksxn_23) November 21, 2017
Ah yes there's the team that should of played Saturday…..
— Craig Jb (@craigjb5) November 21, 2017
Strong squad. Possibly should’ve gone with that team on Saturday, but now we look forward. #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) November 21, 2017
That's the team we should of had against Arsenal but in poch we trust #COYS
— Jamie (@Jamie_COYS2001) November 21, 2017
Should have played this team on Saturday!
— Martin Morrison (@martmyte) November 21, 2017
Should have been the team against the scum…we go again COYS
— Phill Parrot (@PhillCarrot) November 21, 2017
Spurs secured their place in the next round of the competition thanks to a 3-1 win over Real Madrid at Wembley in the club’s last European outing, which extended their unbeaten run in the competition to four games this season.
One of those included another 3-1 over Tuesday’s opponents Dortmund, again at Wembley, with Harry Kane netting twice against the German giants.
In other Tottenham news, Martin Keown has said the club are risking a major break up of their top stars.