'Turned into Frimpong overnight' – Spurs fans slam one player after strange display v Man United
Moussa Dembele is normally the rock in the Tottenham midfield, but he was curiously out of sorts in the FA Cup semi-final against Man United on Saturday evening.
Dele Alli gave Spurs the lead in their adopted home stadium but they were pegged back by Alexis Sanchez midway through the first 45, before Ander Herrera scored the winner in the second.
Spurs started off fast, winning every ball in the first 20 minutes.
However, United settled and got back into it after some fury from Jose Mourinho on the touchline.
However, they might not have got back into it if it wasn’t for Dembele.
He was shrugged off the ball by Paul Pogba, whose ball in was met with a brilliant header from Sanchez.
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And he lost way more 50/50 balls than he does normally from the midfield, leading fans to take to Twitter to ask what was wrong with him.
One fan went as far as to say that he has “turned into Frimpong overnight” after former Arsenal player Emmanuel Frimpong.
Here are the best reactions from Spurs fans to an uncharacteristically poor display from Dembele:
Sons playing very nervously and Dembele is coming across as not taking the game seriously enough
Id hold fire on the subs and hope Poch rollicks them
If we are still poor by the 60th id then consider subbing Dembele and Son for Wanyama and Moura
— C (@SpursArtist) April 21, 2018
Dembele is having one of the worst games he's ever had and he decides to have it now ffs
— Kevin (@kingkevin059) April 21, 2018
Yep. We need to step it up in midfield again tho. Dembele have a bit of a mare, need to stretch them again
— brett sanders (@brettsanders1) April 21, 2018
Very evenly balanced half. Its so weird to watch Dembele struggle to keep the ball at his feet or win take-ons. What's happening?
— Sergeyevich Pushkin (@Alex_proxi) April 21, 2018
Son and Dembele worst players. Get Eriksen out left. Stick Moura on.
— ♕ (@thfc_lennkerk) April 21, 2018
Dembele has killed us. FFS.
— Nick Pochettiyes (@yamitsi) April 21, 2018
Dembele has to be better. Has to!
— B (@baustin80) April 21, 2018
— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) April 21, 2018
Dembele has turned into frimpong overnight, absolutely shit
— harry silvester (@harrySilvester_) April 21, 2018
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