“Average player, overrated to the max” – Some Spurs fans aren’t happy with defender

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Tottenham Hotspur were handed a lifeline from the penalty spot against Crystal Palace, only for Kieran Tripper to waste the opportunity.

The Spurs right-back’s attempt from twelve yards was horrific and he missed by a considerable amount to the right of the Palace keeper.

After both Eric Dier and Lucas Moura both missed from the spot on Thursday against Chelsea, Tripper was given the responsibility and did not even make the goalkeeper work.

The decision was awarded after Juan Foyth tried to turn on the edge of the area and Patrick van Aanholt kicked the back of his leg.

Many fans have criticised the performances of Trippier since returning from the World Cup, who has been unreliable with his defending and distribution during the current campaign.

Hopefully, he will never take another penalty in a Spurs shirt after that horror show.

He is the first Spurs player to miss an FA Cup penalty since Tom Huddlestone v Bolton in 2010 – not counting shootouts.

Spurs are facing their second cup exit in four days here.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Even with their depleted squad and youngsters, Spurs were a better side than Palace who elected to defend on their home ground and play on the break. How pathetic is that. They were lucky that one inexperienced defender unnecessarily handled the ball in the PA and another inexperienced player missed a sitter at the other end. The penalty miss was a shocker as well. Palace didn’t beat Spurs. Spurs beat Spurs!

  2. Lewis if you’re not going to put some money into the squad, then fuck off and sell the club. Levy needs to make money available, signing Rabiot if it happens won’t be enough, we are so short in too many departments. Players that have to go, Nkoudou, Llorente, Lamela, Wanyama, Janssen. That’s just for starters, some of the worst displays I’ve seen from, Trippier, Walker Peters, Dier, Sanchez and Moura. It really does show, take out Eriksen, Alli, Kane and Son and our team is mid table at best, no squad depth at all and that is down to lack of investment in the team and the only person to blame for that is Levy, if some serious investment doesn’t happen this window and in the summer Lewis and Levy have to go, or Pochettino will, we need an owner that is prepared to back the manager not take money out of the club, which Lewis has always done.

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