By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham fans on Twitter have called for Mauricio Pochettino to hand outcast Georges-Kevin N’Koudou a rare start in Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Fulham,
The 22-year-old winger last started for the club in their 4-3 win over Wycombe in the last round of the cup competition, but he stayed on the pitch for just 45 minutes before being substituted off at half time.
He has also struggled to see any pitch time in the league with just five appearances off the bench amounting to 37 minutes this campaign.
Supporters are now eager to see the young Frenchman earn some time on the field against the Cottagers as they look to find a new attacking option following disappointing defeats against Gent and Liverpool in the past week.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Sean (@Tottingham_Sean) February 17, 2017
More likely with the 4 i think. I would like to see Nkoudou given a start on the left.
— mal costelloe (@MyoyuMal) February 17, 2017
Nkoudou could save our season
— Gibocarrizan (@Gibocarrizan) February 17, 2017
Want us to start introducing N'koudou and Janssen into the team. Everyone is at the same level while at a dry spell imo, first to confidence
— Spurs Shout (@SpursShout) February 17, 2017
Lloris,Walker,Toby,Wimmer/Jan,Davies,Winks,Wanyama,Alli,Son, N'Koudou, Kane/Son (4-2-3-1) if Kane out put Dembele
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) February 18, 2017
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) February 18, 2017
How I think they could line up. Not sure he will start with NKoudou though. Probably too soon for jan to be risked. Just fucking win! pic.twitter.com/dGfTWHYEdS
— Danny Clark (@PaxtonDan515) February 18, 2017
would love N'Koudou to start, he tackles back, runs at players and is quick. Should help Davies. Needs work on crosses tho'
— David de Lane©Flying on a Windshield (@djsa2go) February 18, 2017
N’Koudou has returned just one assist in his 13 appearances for Tottenham this season, coming off the bench in Spurs’ 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round.
He was brought from Ligue 1 giants Marseille in the summer for £11million following lengthy negotiations after impressing with 10 goals and five assists in 41 appearances for the French club last season.
The left-winger will now be looking to recapture that form as he hopes to make a name for himself in England.
In other Tottenham news, Stan Collymore predicted the outcome of Spurs’ clash against Fulham.