Tottenham fans have taken to social media to react to news that Heung-Min Son has been axed for the Champions League clash away to Juventus on Tuesday.
Spurs confirmed their line up for the clash in Turin via their official Twitter account, which revealed that manager Mauricio Pochettino had chosen to make two changes from the side which beat Arsenal over the weekend.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 13, 2018
Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela were brought in to replace Kieran Trippier and Son, in the side, as Spurs look to gain an advantage in the first leg of the knock out tie, with the reverse fixture set to take place in three weeks time.
It was the decision to drop the South Korean international to the bench which had fans reacting on Twitter, with many shocked to see Lamela taking his place.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Lamela over son? I wouldn’t have gone for that, interesting choice from poch
— Dan Carpenter (@rapid_snail) February 13, 2018
Really don’t understand Lamela over Son https://t.co/ZWxJQMUcm5
— Ben Salvi (@bensalvi23) February 13, 2018
Maybe, but feel Son’s been one of our best players these past two seasons and dropping him is harsh, hopefully Lamela vindicates that start though
— Sean (@SeanDZWalsh) February 13, 2018
Lamela starting just shows how competitive the squad is. Deserved start. Harsh on Son tho.
— Lil Uzi Vertonghen (@waweru_jb) February 13, 2018
Faith in Poch and all that but surprised to see Son on the bench tonight (this morning ????). Hoping we can get a result. COYS!
— Jason (@oneofthe1882) February 13, 2018
— Darren Walsh (@A_Tottenham_Man) February 13, 2018
Why Lamela over Son. Solid team otherwise! #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) February 13, 2018
Kind of surprised to see son and trippier dropped after united and Liverpool but it’ll interesting to see how lamela and aurier fair up #COYS
— James THFC (@JamesVaughny) February 13, 2018
Why drop son Ffs
— Dave and 207 others (@JaniahK_THFC) February 13, 2018
Juventus and Tottenham have never met in a competitive fixture before, and the clash means that Spurs have met both of last season’s Champions League finalists during the current campaign, having drawn and beaten current holders Real Madrid during what was an unbeaten run in the group stages for Pochettino’s men.
Spurs come into the clash off the back of a 1-0 win over north London rivals Arsenal, with Harry Kane having scored the winner with his 32nd goal in his 33 appearances across all competitions, while Juve secured a 2-0 win away at Fiorentina despite being dominated in possession and limited to just four shots.
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