Tottenham fans were left fuming over Dele Alli’s first-half display at Wembley, with many blaming the star’s carelessness on the ball as leading to West Bromwich Albion’s goal.
WBA took a surprise lead in the third minute when Salomon Rondon shrugged off Davinson Sánchez’ attempted challenge to slot a weak shot past Hugo Lloris.
Fans were critical of both Sanchez and Lloris, but most of the fans turned their ire on Alli after a listless display.
Alli did not get any better as the half went on, with Livermore getting the best of him on a couple of occasions, much to Spurs fans’ annoyance.
One fan questioned the England international’s attitude, implying that the least he could do was “work hard” as it doesn’t “cost” him anything.
Ahead of the game, the midfielder revealed in an interview that he believed his season has been “hit and miss” and that he is his own “biggest critic” when it comes to his performances.
If he is his own biggest critic, it’s hard to imagine him making harsher comments than these angry Spurs fans.
Here are some of the best Tweets from disgruntled Tottenham fans:
Dele Alli … must I say it EVERY WEEK ????… if you don’t agree your just ignorant .. Moussa Sissoko has had as many good halves of football as that man this year .. there’s your comparison #COYS????
— Paul Angus (@theladdiePA) November 25, 2017
Alli's attitude is like nothing I've seen, granted he's not been at his best, but working hard for your team doesn't cost anythings
— Stelios (@StelGeorgiou97) November 25, 2017
Alli needs to get dropped tbh
— King Pochettino ???????? (@Lebanese_Papi) November 25, 2017
Get rid of Dele Alli
— George (@1882George) November 25, 2017
Can’t criticize Alli, because he is only 21, you know? ????Dude plays for England and makes every fortnight than I make in a year. Hell yeah I can bash his terrible play.
— Packer Hotspur (@PackerHotspur) November 25, 2017
Dele Alli's gone Doo Lally. #COYS
— Maria Tottnuttygirl (@tottnuttygirl) November 25, 2017
— fluffiwaffles (@fluffiwaffles) November 25, 2017
The score remains 01 at half-time and Mauricio Pochettino’s men have got it all to do if they’re going to break down an organised and committed West Brom defence.