'Bang average,' 'We've outgrown him' - Tottenham fans slate favourite after display v Rochdale
Tottenham drew 2-2 with Tottenham in the fifth round of the FA Cup but the performance of one player irritated supporters of the North London outfit.
Fans were not happy with the display of Harry Winks after he was drafted into the side to play the League One outfit and felt that he was well below par at Spotland.
The Dale took the lead right at the dead of the first half after Keith Hill’s side took full advantage of sloppy play in the Spurs midfield and Ian Henderson found the back of the net.
However, shortly after the break Tottenham equalised through a Lucas Moura debut goal whose display provided a ray of positivity on an otherwise difficult away day for the North Londoners.
A Harry Kane penalty late on after Dele Alli was brought down in the box made the score 2-1.
But a late Steve Davies goal in stoppage time sent Dale fans into raptures with the equaliser.
Mauricio Pochettino opted to ring the changes for the FA Cup match and it was a decision that didn’t look like paying off with a number of players looking short of match fitness.
Moussa Sissoko struggled in the centre of the park, Fernando Llorente lacked confidence up front, and Winks did not escape the criticism of his own supporters either.
Here are some Tweets from supporters unhappy with the 22-year-old’s display:
Rochdale deservedly ahead but we've had some big chances too. Bit of a mess in midfield, Wanyama & Winks looking incredibly rusty & have been caught in possession 3 times so far (Sissoko once as well). Drop-off from Kane >> Llorente is huge, not least in work-rate/tempo setting.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 18, 2018
Shocking from Winks. His carelessness has cost us the goal.
— LJohnson (@lazqetjohnson) February 18, 2018
You can’t play :
In the same side
— glory glory (@gloryglorytott) February 18, 2018
Harry winks – Bang average.
— Damian (@taergsinaimad) February 18, 2018
Alderweireld proving he was no where near ready for Juventus. And I hate to say it but I think we’ve outgrown Winks. Time for him to move to like a Norwich or West Ham #coys
— Tarl (@T_LO_7) February 18, 2018
We’re 1-0 because of winks, it’s just that everyone focuses on sissoko.
— SpursGuy (@thespursguy) February 18, 2018
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