A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans took to Twitter following the 2-1 loss to Leicester City to vent their frustration in the direction of one particular player.
Mauricio Pochettino decided to bring on Victor Wanyama in the 67th minute of the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.
Wanyama had barely been on the pitch a minute when a sloppy pass from the Kenyan failed to find Harry Kane and was punished by Leicester when they equalised through Ricardo Pereira.
The 28-year-old also found himself out of position and unable to close down James Maddison in time which gave the midfielder the space he needed to score the winning goal five minutes from time.
Victor Wanyama has gone backwards.
— Danny Fowkes (@danieldfowkes) September 21, 2019
Would rather have Skipp at his best than Wanyama at his best, but Skipp isn’t consistent enough of a performer yet. Poch doesn’t like to rush development, especially in such a tough game.
— CA Juan Foyth 🌞🔭 (@fromcentreback) September 21, 2019
Bringing Wanyama on at the same time gave up the initiative to them and invited them to attack. Too early to go defensive to hold on to a 1 goal lead. Poch does this too often
— HotspurSam – Tottenham ‘til They Kill Me! (@HotspurSam) September 21, 2019
Dier’s exactly the man to do that. At our pomp the CB’s and DM’s were coached for it perfectly. When one went up Dier slotted in. Strong in the tackle, reads it well and a good pass on him too. When Wanyama and Skipp come on ahead of him you’re wondering what’s gone on.
— Dan (@DanBJones) September 21, 2019
2016 Wanyama was different gravy. Sadly, in 2019, he just looks like he’s running in it. Offside decision or not, that substitution killed us. Leaving there with nothing today felt harsh but we had chances to kill it off.
— Jason Bevis (@JaseBevis) September 21, 2019
It was something of an odd decision from Pochettino to bring on Wanyama ahead of Eric Dier and Oliver Skipp given how close he was rumoured to have been to a move to Club Brugge earlier this month (BBC).
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