Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to share their reaction to the team selection for this evening’s match against Stoke City.
The fixture represents a welcome distraction for Tottenham from their drop in Premier League fortunes over the past seven days.
The only previous League Cup meeting between Stoke City and Spurs was in September 2011, a goalless draw with the Potters winning 7-6 on penalties to progress.
Spurs’ last three League Cup ties have all gone to a penalty shootout (W1 L2) – the only team to be involved in a shootout in four consecutive League Cup matches were Leicester between September 2018 and August 2019.
Jose Mourinho has made seven changes from the loss to Leicester but the manager sticks with the spine of Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane.
There are big opportunities for Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Gareth Bale to kick-start their season.
This is what some of the North London faithful have had to say about the line up:
Strong team, COYS🤍🤍🤍🤍
— Alex (@_10kanee) December 23, 2020
I’ll be stoked if we win tonight
— mitchell (@thfcmitchell) December 23, 2020
DELE AND BALE!!
— Andrew (@Datey11) December 23, 2020
Ffs why is Kane starting? Let's hope he does not get injured because we are overloading him with games
— ViniTheGoat (@GoatVini) December 23, 2020
I’m happy with that team. Dele & Bale to shine 🔥
— Zeus (@superspurs34) December 23, 2020
Jose taking this cup very seriously
— Special K (@Spurs_SpecialK) December 23, 2020
i would rather see Vinicious get a run out over Lucas….
— YIDOLOGY (@HayroKara) December 23, 2020
We mean business, and rightfully so. Poch never took the cups seriously. Jose knows the importance of a trophy.
Good, Dele starts. Give him one last run of starts in the team to prove himself. He’s a whole better than the full dross we have right now.
— Zen Master (@ZenM1974) December 23, 2020
So I get that we need to go strong but Kane has played the full 90 minutes for the last three games. Vini has shown what he can do in Europa, no idea why he doesn’t start here.
— SB 🇯🇲 (@browniespurs) December 23, 2020
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