Some Spurs fans react to Under-23 performance after thrashing from Leyton Orient

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-23s were thrashed 6-2 by Leyton Orient’s first-team in a pre-season match on Wednesday and some Spurs fans were far from impressed by what they saw from the youngsters on show.

The two teams were competing for the annual JE3 Cup, which has been introduced this year to commemorate Justin Edinburgh’s memory.

Edinburgh, who played nearly 200 times for Spurs through the nineties and had a successful spell as a manager with several Football League sides, including Orient, tragically passed away from a heart attack over a year ago.

As the likes of George Marsh, Jack Roles, and Maurizio Pochettino took to the pitch against Leyton’s first-team, they were dealt a lesson in class.

A few Spurs fans were critical of the side’s defensive display while others insisted that the result was not paramount considering that the youngsters were going up against senior pros.

In fact, despite the thrashing, some Spurs fans even praised a few of Tottenham’s academy graduates for their displays including Elliot Thorpe, Dylan Markanday and Brooklyn Lyons-Foster.

Spurs Web Opinion

It does not make sense to read too much into this result since it was literally men against boys. Our defence was also very much a makeshift one with Markanday playing as a left-back and an unnamed trialist at right-back. Therefore, it was not exactly surprising to see us concede a lot of goals.

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