Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a North London derby defeat at Arsenal for the 25th time in the last 26th matches at their place.
Spurs led 2-1 at the half time break but three second half goals from Arsenal have meant that Mauricio Pochettino’s side have suffered a 4-2 defeat.
The Tottenham boss has been questioned by some sections of the Spurs support for his decision making and tactical decisions at the Emirates.
Notably the decison to start the experienced Toby Alderweireld on the bench and instead select the inexperienced Juan Foyth.
Fans are also frustrated at his decision to drop Eric Dier into a back three instead of utilising the Belgian.
Pochettino also did not make any changes when at 4-2 down he decided to replace Heung-min Son with Lucas Moura, Dele Alli with Harry Winks and Ben Davies with Danny Rose.
Jan Vertonghen looked lethargic throughout the game and this was compounded on 85 minutes when he was shown a second yellow card.
100% on Poch this though, no way you can look at in any other way
— Cyrus (@Cyrus_Sans) December 2, 2018
Once again Poch has failed to react. Time and tile again
Ramsey coming on changed the game and we’ve just let them go
— Ian (@Roachy1985) December 2, 2018
Got to question pochettino tactics today no alderweireld and play an inexperienced foyth. Why ?
— craig biggs (@Takeapull) December 2, 2018
Hate to say it but Poch has lost that for us, they made changes at halftime and he failed to react, obvious for first 20mins of that half we needed to make changes, too he does this, definitely a chink in the armour. #ARSTOT
— Eamonn Doran (@edoran77) December 2, 2018
Subs 10 mins too late
— Adam Brooks (@EssexPR) December 2, 2018
This is on Poch, got it majorly wrong today and didn’t change while Emery did. Dreadful
— Billie (@Billie_T) December 2, 2018
Spurs 2-1 up at the break and end up 4-2 down and 10 men. When we fuck up we do it spectacularly.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) December 2, 2018
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