When Tottenham Hotspur’s starting line up for the Southampton game was announced, many fans seemed happy with Mauricio Pochettino’s decision making.
However, there were some who spotted one player in the team that they were hoping they wouldn’t:
#THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Son, Kane
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 28, 2019
That person was Christian Eriksen, with some really not happy to see him in there, feeling that Erik Lamela should have been filling that space in the side.
This comes after he missed a penalty in the shoot out loss against Colchester United, as shown in a highlights video on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.
It also follows the news that the Denmark international is set to turn down any move away from the club in January, so he is able to have better options when he leaves for free in the summer, as reported by The Daily Mail.
In the end, Eriksen did make his impact on the game, assisting Harry Kane’s goal, making 3 key passes, while he also made 2 clearances, 2 interceptions and 1 tackle, as per SofaScore.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the selection, including posts from frustrated Spurs fans, can be seen below:
how does Eriksen start over lucas?
— Kailahh (@Kailahh_) September 28, 2019
— Max (@HarryKaneSZN) September 28, 2019
Lucas > Lamela > Dele > Eriksen
— Liam (@Liam74300186) September 28, 2019
I wonder if I’m the only one sick of Eriksen?
— Aidan (@Aidan63499469) September 28, 2019
why is eriksen playing 😐
— ElPolloLocoRestroom (@EPLRestroom) September 28, 2019
What has Eriksen done to deserve to even be on the bench?
— Nikolai (@Seppothabeast) September 28, 2019
I’d rather lamela to Eriksen tbh but not a bad side
— Harry Kadziola (@harryktottenham) September 28, 2019
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