There was a lot of optimism from Spurs fans going into Tottenham’s game against Sheffield United after Mauricio Pochettino uncharacteristically chose to name more or less the same team that drubbed Red Star Belgrade 4-0 on Thursday.
With Giovani Lo Celso making his first Premier League start, Spurs fans were excited to see what the Argentine can produce.
However, the team have been poor in the first half and have struggled to take control of the game. The only real chance Tottenham created fell to Harry Kane but the striker couldn’t get a good connection from Serge Aurier’s low cross.
Apart from that Lo Celso has had a couple of half-chances while Sheffield United created a couple of gilt-edged chances and even struck the woodwork.
Some Spurs fans were far from pleased with the first-half display and were left puzzled as to why the team has failed to get going.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the first half performance:
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) November 9, 2019
This is the Spurs team that we all wanted (A part from Aurier), yet we still lack creativity in the side.
— COYS.com (@COYS_com) November 9, 2019
Lo Celso is not just lifting the quality in the eleven directly but making those around him play better because of his sharpness of movement and passing.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) November 9, 2019
Awful first half defensive display creating all of our own problems. Would be a perfect game for Winks and Lucas to come into, controlling the game and dangerous on the counter. At least we’re creating some chances
— Max 🌪 (@MaxTHFC_) November 9, 2019
Sissoko is good at many things but taking the ball off the center backs is really not one of them.
Get Winks on as he’s our only CM capable of linking the defense with the midfield.
— Dan (@YidVids) November 9, 2019
Not the worst halves I've seen, but not the most inspiring either:/
— Anna (@annaxysports) November 9, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
While Spurs have struggled to get going, there were still a couple of occasions we split them open in the first half. While I am hopeful that we will manage to score, I am not quite so confident about our ability to retain the clean sheet. Pochettino needs to be proactive with his substitutions if we don’t start well in the second half
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