Tottenham Hotspur fans were left fuming when Mauricio Pochettino made his second substitution of their encounter with Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon.
70 – Time for our second change:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 9, 2019
The Argentine manager appeared to make the decision to shore things up at the back when he brought on Juan Foyth in the 70th minute and protect the one-goal advantage they had at that stage of the game, however supporters were far from impressed with the choice of substitution he made.
Whilst Dele Alli was the player to make way for the South American defender, a plethora of Spurs fans were left fuming with the fact that Eric Dier was left on the pitch and still had not been withdrawn from proceedings.
Indeed, the England international would remain on the pitch for the entirety of the game and could not help Tottenham from conceding a George Baldock goal and ultimately leave the match with just one of the three points that were on offer.
Judging by the statistics collected by WhoScored, the 25-year-old did not have the worst of games as he managed six clearances and won six aerial duels, although he did not manage a single tackle or interception, nor make a difference in an attacking sense.
However, that did not stop fans on Twitter from slamming Pochettino’s decision not to withdraw Dier, with many of them angry the defender remained.
Here are just some of their reactions…
why are we bringing dele off and not dier?
— georgie (@geonahh) November 9, 2019
why not dier?
— Vinnie (@vjs141) November 9, 2019
Dier red card incoming. Shocking substitution.. again!
— Chris (@C8M8_) November 9, 2019
Why are Dier and Sanchez still on
— Title challengers for a solid 30 days max (@THFC3002) November 9, 2019
Take off a guy who actually has been playing well and maintaining possession for a turnover machine in Foyth?!? Is Poch actually trying to lose this game?!? Get Dier off the pitch!
— Michael Long (@Mike29Long) November 9, 2019
Get dier off now
— Bald Levy (@BalddLevy) November 9, 2019
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