When Ryan Sessegnon signed for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, he likely will have been wondering how he would go on to make his debut for the club.
Should Lo Celso replace Christian Eriksen ASAP?
He may have envisioned the feeling of starting a game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, or maybe coming off the bench to make an impact for his team.
That wasn’t how it eventually turned out though, as he came on to replace Christian Eriksen in the 102nd minute of the 1-1 draw against Everton:
90+12 – @RyanSessegnon makes his Spurs debut.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 3, 2019
Many fans were furious with Mauricio Pochettino’s decision for two reasons: how anti-climactic a debut it would turn out to be for Sessegnon and how long Eriksen was on the pitch.
Plenty of the club’s supporters have grown tired of having Eriksen around, so they would have much preferred if he had been taken off far earlier, especially as it would have given Sessegnon more time on his debut.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the substitution, including posts from frustrated Spurs fans, can be seen below:
U gave sess 1 min when eriksen been missing whole season! Sorry poch but uve now lost it
— Daniel Robert Crump (@Crumpet1987) November 3, 2019
Bet he’s buzzing, will make a huge impact with the 0 mins left
— Aaron (@bagel_twit) November 3, 2019
102 min to late
— William (@william_rattray) November 3, 2019
90+12 minutes too long for Eriksen to be on that pitch
— Abbi Grace Summers (@abbi_summers) November 3, 2019
Pathetic way to give the lad his debut.
— ItzRyda (@ItzRydaa) November 3, 2019
102 mins late
— Morgz (@Byngo03) November 3, 2019
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