Tottenham fans are ruing missed opportunities after Saturday’s FA Cup defeat, and they can’t get over the exclusion of Toby Alderweireld.
It will no doubt be one of the stories of the summer – where will Toby Alderweireld play his football next season? If Saturday was anything to go by, it won’t be in North London.
Spurs were beaten by Manchester United on in the FA Cup Saturday, meaning it will be another season without a trophy for Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino has done an incredible job since moving to North London in 2014, but the optimism around the club seems to have evaporated in the last week, and fans are furious that Alderweireld didn’t play in their biggest game of the season.
The Belgian is stalling on a new contract, and it’s looking more and more likely that he will leave this summer.
However, he is probably the best centre back in the Premier League, so he really should be playing whether he’s staying or not.
Fans were angry before the match when the lineups were announced, and their worst fears were confirmed as the Red Devils cruised through.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
To play 3 at the back with Davies & leave Toby Alderweireld on the bench is a joke. If Sanchez, Toby & Jan are playing we’re not conceding that 1st goal.
— Zeus COYS (@superspurs34) April 22, 2018
Poch is a level below Klopp, Pep and Mourinho in one off games, tactically. The last week has shown that. Not playing Lloris or Alderweireld is unforgivable too #coys
— $anjay (@sjybtc) April 21, 2018
How many times have you seen our defence crumble and throw away a lead and lose with Toby playing compared to when he’s not? Be interested to see those stats.
— TottenhamPaul (@paulyboym1) April 22, 2018
Cant wait to see Toby and Rose win a trophy next year not playing for this shambles of a club
— Mas (@MasonKing_) April 21, 2018
Poch HAS to play his strongest team in these last four games or the whole season would have been for nothing.
That means playing Toby, playing 3 at the back, NOT even playing Sissoko and maybe even dropping Kane.
— Yonny1975 (@Yonny1975) April 21, 2018
Not playing Toby totally unforgivable, We’ve been terrible since we brought Kane back not fit! Poch has to carry the can for yet another trophy less season #THFC
— Marc Fletcher (@MarcFletcher86) April 21, 2018
We have been brainwashed re Toby beyond belief that not playing him is ok!
He’s paid by the club, he is without doubt one of the best CB in world football. He starts when fit FOR EVERY CLUB IN WORLD FOOTBALL. (But not spurs)
— Carl Sampson (@carlsampson4) April 21, 2018