Tottenham Hotspur will have to navigate a replay if they’re to progress in the FA Cup after a shock draw away to minnows Newport County on Saturday.
Spurs were well below par against the League Two side and had to rely on talisman Harry Kane to rescue the replay late on after Padraig Amond put the home side ahead in the first half.
Tottenham’s ambition is to win trophies but performances like that will not convince supporters that they have the attitude or quality to achieve that this season.
Fans were left fuming with the 90 minutes and had particular criticism for the likes of midfielder Victor Wanyama, who failed to get to grips with the match despite the difference in reputation compared to his opponents.
The £27m-rated Kenyan, according to Transfermarkt, has missed most of the season due to injury but since his return has failed to prove why he should be considered as a regular start in Pochettino’s starting eleven.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Relief at draw in end. Foyth improved 2nd half but needs a loan, Trippier at fault for goal again, KWP struggled out of position on left, Dier & esp Wanyama were poor, Dembele too slow, Sissoko tries but ain’t got it, Llorente needs to move on #COYS #THFC
— Matt Watts (@watts_matt) January 27, 2018
— Trevor Durham (@TheTrevorDurham) January 27, 2018
— DJC (@DJC3000) January 27, 2018
— mikehenebery (@mikehenebery) January 27, 2018
— John Benfield (@Benfield13) January 27, 2018
— Gary Ford (@Spursfordie) January 27, 2018
People keep blaming Sissoko every time we don't win, Sissoko isn't the problem. The main problem was Dier, Trippier, Wanyama and Llorente were all awful tonight. Eriksen was a big miss again, needed his creativity for the last 2 games #COYS
— Super Tottenham (@SuperTottenham_) January 27, 2018
Don't think any of our players can say they had a good game. Llorente, Wanyama and Sissoko were particularly bad, but the rest weren't much better. #COYS
— Dante Banks (@Dante_Banks) January 27, 2018
Wanyama has been baaaaaaad. #COYS
— Koonal Shah (@koonalshah) January 27, 2018