Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting on social media with their thoughts on the first-half performance they have witnessed against Southampton this afternoon with their side level at 1-1.
Tottenham were slow to get to grips with the game and had their first opportunity on fourteen minutes when Heung-min Son’s free-kick was met by the head of the returning Ben Davies, only for the Welshman to see his effort chalked off by an offside decision from the assistant referee.
Antonio Conte’s side have struggled to get out and play through the middle of the Saints, who have pressed the visitors well.
Southampton broke the deadlock on 24 minutes when James Ward-Prowse cut across the ball to bend it beyond Hugo Lloris into the corner of the net from inside of the penalty area.
Harry Kane’s first attempt on goal came in the 28th minute but saw his 30-yard free-kick comfortably saved by Fraser Forster but did manage to pull his side level from the penalty spot five minutes before the break.
Here is a selection of reaction from some fellow Spurs fans on the opening forty-five minutes of festive action on the south coast.
What a horrible half. Very lucky to be back in it to be honest, but it was a great ball by Winks to force the issue. Get Moura on against 10 men.
Salisu with the most rash CB performance I’ve ever seen. Could’ve had about 4 yellows in that half.
— MeaksTHFC (@Spurs_Daily) December 28, 2021
Conte hairdryer treatment needed for the second half against a team with 10 man and 1 in 7 games. Big half needed.
— LP (@thfclp__) December 28, 2021
Conte will change things at half time surely. Woeful performance so far. Southampton very unlucky. Lucas on for Dele who I believe won't play for us again. #THFC
— Jack Ovenden (@chandogg4) December 28, 2021
This half has been frustrating for the most part. Even when we were losing, I don’t think we were bad; just lacking in the final phase. Should go on to win this now after that sending off.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) December 28, 2021
Lucky its 1-1 tbh, need to step up in tbe second half, apart from that through ball winks & hoijberg has been terrible
— Sam Moriarty (@SJMoriarty) December 28, 2021
Very poor half Regi and Dele both terrible
— Ryan (@thrashmetalryan) December 28, 2021
Way better near the end of the half, changes needed tho, COYS
— Fabio Avvinti🇮🇹 (@FabioAvvinti) December 28, 2021
We can’t lose while they have 10 men. Moura and Skippy on and it’s a win
— ☔️ (@thfclex) December 28, 2021
Second to everything even against 10 men
— Zoe Pearson (@Z_PearsonTHFC) December 28, 2021
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