Tottenham Hotspur’s 14-game unbeaten streak in the English Premier League came to a shuddering halt on Saturday after Manchester City emerged victorious at Wembley Stadium.
Losing 3-1, Spurs’ lead over fifth-placed Chelsea has now been cut to seven points after the Blues produced a comeback win earlier in the day against Southampton.
It was a frustrating result and performance for home supporters, with many criticising the team selection of Mauricio Pochettino for the encounter.
The decision to start Erik Lamela raised plenty of eyebrows and fans ended up hating his performance, with plenty having preferred to see Lucas Moura or Son Heung-min get the nod ahead of him.
The Argentinian has scored just once in his last twelve appearances and some are now calling on him to be dropped for the remaining games this season.
Was selecting him against a quality side like City a mistake?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
I know most of our fans who cant stop acting like Lamela is a fast paced+skillful+intelligent+clinical player.
Soon y'all will realize you was blind the whole time& also know he's nowhere near Son/Moura. Therefore he needs to go(i doubt poch will sell him).#THFC #LamelaChicken
— 🐬Augustine 🗿 (@MysteriousTino) April 15, 2018
I continue to struggle with Lamela. He has his fans and Poch is obviously one but I just find him frustrating to watch. No way Son deserved to be relegated to the bench. No doubting Lamela’s work rate but Son (and potentially Lucas) hurt the opposition much more 4 me #THFC #COYS
— Bob Harris (@totemoTHFC) April 14, 2018
It’s funny; #THFC fans have said they love Lamela because he wound up opposition players RATHER than having great performances, I never understood why he starts. Hopefully tonight Poch realises Lucas deserves to start more games. #COYS #LucasMoura
— Hywel Davies (@howlindavies) April 14, 2018
At 2-1 City we’re bang average and we were on top. But lacked quality when it mattered. Moura looked a threat when he played. He needs to be preferred to Lamela now as Lamela was awful tonight. #THFC
— Aaron Robinson (@Big_RobzTHFC) April 14, 2018
— Thor Johnson (@ThorJohnson17) April 14, 2018
— James Cooper (@JimmyBCooper) April 14, 2018
Lamela, Davies and Lloris all need to be replaced if we want to progress #THFC
— Yehuda Fink (@YehudaFinky) April 14, 2018
— Jamie Waller (@baldyjw) April 14, 2018