Tottenham Hotspur have dropped from first to fifth in the Premier League table over the past week thanks to back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Leicester City.
Spurs were blown away by the efforts of the Foxes yesterday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Brendan Rodgers’ side netting twice without reply.
Going in at the break one goal behind thanks to a senseless piece of defending by Serge Aurier, Jose Mourinho decided to be proactive with his substitutions.
Gareth Bale was introduced with Tanguy Ndombele withdrawing, however, an injury to Giovani Lo Celso soon after the second half kicked off forced him into a second change.
Lucas Moura came on for the injured Argentine, while Harry Winks was later given a run out in place of Aurier.
This meant that, despite Spurs chasing a two-goal deficit, their only other striker beyond Harry Kane in Carlos Vinicius was left on the bench as an unused substitute.
Some Spurs fans took to Twitter to question this:
Would like to see Vinicius play more. Can tell that the load Harry and Son have had to take on recently, they’ve just lacked the energy we are used to seeing #COYS
— Cynical Spurs (@CynicalSpurs) December 20, 2020
Let me get this straight mourinho wants to go direct but does not bring vinicius on?
— Jspurs (@Jspurs3) December 20, 2020
Why not bring on Vinicius instead of Winks?? He put on Winks just to appease him…..not a good way to manage and don’t agree with his subs today! Didn’t like the first 11 with LoCelso!! Just a bad match!
— COYSpurs (@BrentWeber73) December 20, 2020
Serious question. How does Kane stay on? Vinicius should’ve been given a chance. Kane has looked off all week.
— San Diego Spurs (@SDSpurs) December 20, 2020
do we have to pay an additional fee of like £1 million every time carlos vinicius makes an appearance in the premier league. WHY DOES HOZAY NEVER SUB HIM ONNNN
— Ante 🏵 (@tottenbruh) December 20, 2020
This 100% on Jose for me and the substitution of Winks when we are 2-0 down with Vinicius on the bench is absolutely pathetic from Jose
— John Bailey 🏴 (@JMBaileyCOYS) December 20, 2020
Bring bale and Vinicius on.
— RSpurs(“Don’t get your hopes up.”Levy Jan31st2020) (@RSpurs1980) December 20, 2020
How are dele and Vinicius not even getting a look in as subs? We are awful to watch zero attacking threat #thfc
— Moaning Spurs (@TheProLounge) December 20, 2020
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