The Sun have revealed that the Tottenham board were fuming with the team selection against Sheffield United on Wednesday after the club were dumped out of the FA Cup.

The FA Cup undoubtedly represented Spurs’ best chance of ending their 15-year trophy drought this season and the Lilywhites would have been one home tie against Blackburn Rovers away from a Wembley semifinal had they won at Bramall Lane.

Harry Kane

Spurs players react in frustration as Harry Kane misses a late header against Sheffield United on Wednesday night (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Instead, they delivered an uninspiring display, with Iliman Ndiaye’s 79th-minute strike proving the difference between the two sides.

The Sun have now revealed that the defeat has not gone down well with the Tottenham board, who were furious with the management’s approach.

The report states that the Lilywhites hierarchy expected a proper go at trying to win the FA Cup and were not pleased with the decision to bench Harry Kane.

In his post-match press conference on Wednesday, Cristian Stellini insisted that he had no regrets over the team selection, revealing that Kane was given a rest as the striker played with an illness a week ago (Football.London).

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Predictably, as soon as we lost the game, a section of Spurs fans on social media decided to scapegoat Daniel Levy and the board for the loss by making ridiculous suggestions about how the Spurs chairman was to blame for prioritising top four.

Does anyone seriously think for one second that Levy would have actually told Conte and the coaching staff that winning the FA Cup is not a priority and to rest Kane?

And do people think Conte would have actually tolerated such interference and listened? It’s a laughable suggestion.

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