Tottenham Hotspur fans react as Antonio Conte’s men are held to a draw by Southampton
It was not the result we wanted but Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Saint Mary’s.
Antonio Conte looked to be on a roll and made little changes to the team that obliterated Crystal Palace on Boxing Day. Dele Alli, Ben Davies, and Harry Winks came into the side while Oliver Skipp, Japhet Tanganga, and Lucas Moura were afforded some rest.
Spurs would have liked to get on the front foot, but it was all Southampton in the opening 20 minutes. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min had to play on the counter but could not find any success in doing so. The home fans were cheering on the Saints, and 5 minutes before the half-hour mark, James Ward Prowse scored an absolute gem of a volley following a long throw-in.
Conte got raging on the touchline, and his side immediately gained control of the ball. And then our men found an opening 5 minutes before half-time as Son found himself into the penalty box and put himself on the wrong side of Mohammed Salisu, who had already received a yellow card for a previous foul.
Later, Doherty also thought he had scored after clashing with Fraser Foster for a looping ball. But the referee called it a foul, and the two sides remained level. The gaffer then chunked on Moura and Bryan Gil, and the latter was full of enthusiasm. He created several chances only for the attackers to spur them.
Tottenham prodded on until the last minute, but the hosts held their ground and churned out a draw. The result means that we are now 6th on the table, behind West Ham and Arsenal, although we have 2 games in hand.
Let us now see how some fans reacted on Twitter to our side being held by a 10-man Ralph Hasenhuttl-led side.
The points are shared. pic.twitter.com/fYkPqh4S53— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 28, 2021
Hjoberg, Winks and Son a waste of time in creating anything. Passing is allover the place, ability to control a ball and to stand up to a challenge is a joke. How many times from wide positions are we hesitant, too many touches, passing backwards, floating balls into the keeper.— Bruce Linton (@Growbag) December 28, 2021
ABSOLUTE DISGRACE! pic.twitter.com/vO4IEPZZ0o— Andrew (@Datey11) December 28, 2021
VAR ruining games yet again pic.twitter.com/78lNvg4BAM— ✰ (@billyg2107) December 28, 2021
Yeah games in hand don’t = guaranteed 3 points lads 😉— SG (@afcnine) December 28, 2021
Feels like point gifted to Saints – despite their organisation.— It all seems a bit trivial now 💙 (@MattyFrench82) December 28, 2021
Not to beat 10 men over nearly an hour of football is big disappointment.
Shows despite progress under Conte, Spurs are lacking creativity.
Ideally need a top playmaker and striker in January
robbed. sue the premier league— matt 🏴🍻 (@thfcmxtt) December 28, 2021
Greatest robbery in Premier League history but it doesn’t stop me being angry with Conte for the first time.— Adàn Osmand 🏴🇸🇴🇵🇸 (@AdanOsmand) December 28, 2021
What the hell was that selection? 😡
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This game shows us how important Skipp is. The game whizzed around Dele, Winks and Hojberg. They were sloppy, outfought and outthought. Hojberg has been invisible is so many games but his poor contributions have been masked by Skipps hard work.— Dil Neiyyar (@DilNeiyyar) December 28, 2021