By Harry Sykes
Kevin Wimmer was substituted for the second consecutive weekend in Tottenham’s FA Cup win against Wycombe – and fans took to Twitter to pan the defender.
Wimmer was one of only two Spurs players – the other was skipper Eric Dier – who retained their places in the starting XI as Mauricio Pochettino made nine changes to the side that drew against Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.
The Austria international started at centre-back alongside teenager Cameron Carter-Vickers but Tottenham struggled in the opening period and were two goals down at half-time.
Pochettino made three changes in the opening 16 minutes of the second period as the home side mounted a comeback against the League Two side.
Wimmer was one of the trio who was withdrawn in another humiliation for the centre-back, who was substituted at half-time against City the previous weekend.
Supporters were highly critical of the 24-year-old, with many claiming he is not able to cut it at White Hart Lane.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Matt Davis (@matt45davis) January 28, 2017
Wimmer is the worst ever defender I have seen at WHL #COYS
— Mark White (@chiswickalbion) January 28, 2017
Wouldn’t mind betting this is the end of Wimmer too – he’ll be kept as a necessity for now but gone in the summer for sure. #COYS
— Tom Prickett (@spursfantommo84) January 28, 2017
Just finished. Quick takes: CCV for as lauded as he is, slow eh? Wimmer not his finest. Onomah’s purpose? I ❤Winks. #COYS
— SamZ (@ztranche) January 28, 2017
Blindingly obvious how little depth we have in this squad. Wimmer and CCV just aren’t good enough…Triple change at HT please Poch #COYS
— James Bull (@JPB_Official) January 28, 2017
Still, at least we can be nostalgic. Watching Carter-Vickers and Wimmer is like having Edinburgh and Nethercott back. #coys
— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) January 28, 2017
Wimmer has had a difficult second season at Spurs after an encouraging debut campaign, with his performance against Wycombe only his ninth appearance of the season.
Tottenham travel to Sunderland in the Premier League on Tuesday, before hosting Middlesbrough next Saturday.
Wycombe return to League Two action at Exeter City on Tuesday, before welcoming play-offs rivals Portsmouth on Saturday.
In other Tottenham news, a striker has put pen to paper on a transfer after Spurs agreed terms.