Tottenham Hotspur fans have blamed their lack of signings in the summer for Wednesday night’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona at Wembley.
Mauricio Pochettino had to go into the match without the services of some of his big name players with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Serge Aurier all ruled out until after the international break with injury.
That meant that the manager had to face the Catalan giants with an understrength squad and the club’s fans aren’t very happy with the outcome of Wednesday’s match due to the club’s failure to make any signings in the transfer window.
Many feel Spurs would’ve had a better chance in getting a result if they had strong reinforcements to call on against a Barcelona side that had the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho in their armour.
Spurs have now gone two Champions League matches without picking up a point, also losing their opening round encounter at Inter Milan.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Spurs fans:
This is what happens with no investment in the squad. No depth in the team in certain positions. Having Sissoko as an option shows how bad things are. What happened to this “brave summer”. Club is going backwards, Levy and Pochettino to blame. #badtimes
— Alistair Bibby (@AliBibby13) October 3, 2018
Lack of signings are killing us!! If we had signed players like Dele, Dembele, Verts, Rose & Eriksen we wouldn’t be in this position!
— Mark Lerpiniere (@Lerpin) October 3, 2018
Bring in some of our summer signings, might as well give them a shot at it.
— Chris Cartwright (@weirdscience) October 3, 2018
Lads lads, I’ve got an idea. How about, right, how about we DON’T buy anyone in the transfer window? #COYS
— VB (@VonBlade) October 3, 2018
always good when every other team in Europe improves the squad and then we don’t despite falling short last season.
— Andy Porter (@AndyPorter0801) October 3, 2018
Absolute stroll for Barca in the first half. Men against boys. Lack of signings costing us dear yet again. But we knew that didn’t we…
— Johnny G! (@TheRealJohnnyG_) October 3, 2018
I wish @btsportfootball would stop going on about our lack of fit players and instead concentrate on the real issue, the lack of investment to the squad depth!
— Chris Holcombe (@chrisholcombe82) October 3, 2018
45 minutes that along with the Liverpool game show that Daniel Levy got it spot on and we didn’t need to buy at least one new central midfielder. Well done Danny boy.
— Mark Baldwin (@bloomsburykid) October 3, 2018