Tottenham fell to another European defeat as Belgian side Gent ran out 2-0 winners in the first leg of the sides’ Europa League clash.
Spurs will need to hugely improve if they are to turn this one around at Wembley in the second leg.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to live up to expectations in a drab, goalless first half. They improved slightly after the break but Gent opened the scoring and Tottenham failed to reply.
Spurs have now scored just once in their last four matches in all competitions. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the performance and result.
Poch got it wrong at Anfield but there was plenty of praise before KO for a strong line up here. Players cross the line and have been woeful
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) February 16, 2017
1-0 isn’t a terrible result (certainly not celebrating it either). The biggest worry is those outside the first XI never show enough.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) February 16, 2017
Honestly that was an embarrassing performance. No heart from the players and they looked tired.
— Berlin Spurs (@BerlinSpurs) February 16, 2017
Didn't see that coming. 2nd successive poor performance. The better side Gent deservedly won. Lacklustre sloppy and unconvincing Spurs!
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) February 16, 2017
Total shambles for the second time in 6 days. Yay. #COYS
— Emma Storey (@JournoSpursEmma) February 16, 2017
Our performances have declined so much since Vertonghen and Rose got injured. We only have a good first XI, not a good squad. Harsh truth.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) February 16, 2017
They wanted it more. Big time. Surely the last time we see Sissoko start a Spurs game.
— Spurred On (@spurredontv) February 16, 2017
Ugggggly performance. Dembele's worst match in a long time but he wasn't close to the worst. Sissoko was 'will he get another chance?' bad.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 16, 2017
at least we can go out of europe so we can focus on getting into europe so we can go out of europe so we can focus on getting into eur
— Billie (@Billie_T) February 16, 2017
These results at the moment are our own doing. We're not turning up.
— Lilywhite Rose (@lilywhite_rose) February 16, 2017