Tottenham supporters react on Twitter as key senior duo to miss Watford clash
By Amir Mir
Tottenham senior duo Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen will miss the clash against Watford on Sunday because of suspension – and fans on Twitter have reacted angrily.
Both picked up their fifth bookings of the season when Mauricio Pochettino’s side recorded a 4-1 win at Southampton on Wednesday.
As a result, they will miss the Premier League encounter at the weekend but should be available for the London clash against leaders Chelsea on January 4.
Fans on Twitter felt that Kieran Trippier should replace Walker at right-back with the former Burnley player only playing 11 minutes of Premier League football this season.
Furthermore, supporters were also hoping that centre-back Toby Alderweireld can slot in at the back, with the 27-year-old missing the last two victories through injury and illness.
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But fans did question what the makeup of their back four will look like against the Hornets at Vicarage Road.
The White Hart Lane faithful were working out who would play in the backline as they try and search for their fourth win on the bounce.
One supporter did state that he would prefer the key first team duo to miss the game at the weekend, rather than the fixture against rivals Chelsea four days later.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Loool vertonghen and walker suspended we're losing
— sahil (@sahilyeah) December 30, 2016
With Vertonghen and Walker both sidelined due to suspension Trippier will get a look in and hopefully Toby is over his sickness bug.
— Zac Johns⚽️n ???????? (@daddyzeeTHFC) December 29, 2016
— Thierry Richards (@thierryrichards) December 29, 2016
— Alf Love (@alf_love47) December 30, 2016
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) December 29, 2016
— Ibrahim Banks ???? (@TheShowOff85) December 29, 2016
Walker has been a key member of Spurs’ first team in recent seasons as he has played 21 Premier League and Champions League fixtures this season.
During those matches, he has helped his team keep seven clean sheets as he has also provided four assists.
By contrast, Belgium international Vertongen has played 23 matches in all competitions, helping Pochettino’s side record nine clean sheets.
In other Tottenham team news, striker Harry Kane has revealed why his team are so confident heading into 2017.