Eric Dier returned from injury away at Manchester City on Saturday afternoon – and some Tottenham fans ripped him to shreds for his performance.
Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League to deal a blow to their pursuit of top four football, with Phil Foden scoring the only goal with a header from close-range.
The North London club had knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals earlier in the week, but the reigning English champions got their revenge in domestic competition.
Mauricio Pochettino opted to freshen up his team with some changes to his team, including a comeback for midfielder Dier.
The England international had previously missed the last three league games and both legs in Europe against Manchester City with a hip injury.
Dier was named in the starting XI and lasted until the hour mark before he was taken off for Victor Wanyama.
The no-nonsense English enforcer tried to help provide a defensive screen in front of the back four, but Manchester City often attacked with with.
Meanwhile, he didn’t offer much in possession and was a little slack at times on his return.
Here are some fans criticising Dier:
Dier slows down everything we do
— Joshhh (@JJonesTHFC) April 20, 2019
— Jack Roberts (@Superspursy) April 20, 2019
Dier needs to come off #thfc
— Hotspur Banter (@Hotspur_Banter) April 20, 2019
Oh my god Dier is so bad look at the state of him
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) April 20, 2019
Dier a passenger, not good enough
— af1up (@thfcAF) April 20, 2019
Dier just looks so bored and uninterested all the time
— Dylan (@Dylan_THFC) April 20, 2019
— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) April 20, 2019
Dier is so bad man lol. Needs to go in the summer.
— Haaris (@HaarisCOYS) April 20, 2019