Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to share their reaction to the first half display against Pacos de Ferreira.
The hosts have taken the lead on the cusp of the half time whistle after Lucas Da Silva De Jesus was played through in the middle of the pitch and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net beyond the outstretched arm of Pierluigi Gollini.
Nuno Espírito Santo made wholesale changes to the starting eleven from the team which beat Manchester City and it has been a far from convincing first forty five minutes from those on the pitch in Portugal this evening.
Spurs have failed to fashion any clear cut chances in the final third of the park, with some fans questioning the formation employed by Nuno.
Here is how some of the North London faithful reacted after seeing their side trail at the break.
A lot of sloppy passing. Generally good defensive control, although a bit shaky at times. Don't like the 3-4-3 formation. Lacks bodies in the centre of the pitch. Gets really frantic in the middle, and difficult to find options. Something that might explain Winks' poor passing.
— Robert Sigvartsen (@RobertSigvarts1) August 19, 2021
CCV doesn't know what offside is lol. You have to stay in the line of the defence and not 5 to 10 metres behind
— Stav (@StavTHFC) August 19, 2021
343 ain't it and the senior players have been the worst on the pitch CCV, Winks, Doherty, Davies
— Josh (@josh_wiggan) August 19, 2021
Winks is a disaster
— Paratici fan (@mattjohal) August 19, 2021
We’re a better set of players getting beaten by a better team.
— Ian Brazier (@Ian_P_Brazier) August 19, 2021
Midfield has been non existent in ours squads both this one and first team for a while now teams get through the middle to easily. Winks needs to go, Doherty needs to put a ball in earlier into box and lo celso needs to make more through balls to Dane.
— Joe (@TaNgOxDoWn92) August 19, 2021
Completely out of sorts. Senior players need to step up and take charge. Lo Celso has almost been nonexistent. He needs to run the squad out there
— Anyway COYS (@anyway_coys) August 19, 2021
I think, in some part, we're going to have to accept that we're now in the fully blown part of a rebuild with players that in some cases shouldn't be at the club, some who have '?' over them and some who are just starting out. The performance has been somewhat poor though.
— VSLP (@schmicklson) August 19, 2021
This has to have been one of the worst performances I've ever seen
— George (@Dierbetes27) August 19, 2021
— Sheku 🏴🇸🇱 (@sheku_thfc42) August 19, 2021
if this game doesnt show that we need signings then i dont know what will. how winks and sissoko are in ahead of ndombele is beyond me. please stop using winks doherty and sissoko its painful to watch
— Dombele (@Ndombolo20) August 19, 2021
Sissoko would have been more useful than winks
— Mike (@thisguythfc) August 19, 2021
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