Tottenham Hotspur were the latest English institution to leave Europe on Tuesday evening when they were dumped out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig, and after the match their fans were heavily critical about a senior figure.
Spurs went into the second leg of the tie trailing 1-0 from the first game in London three weeks ago, and with it all to do if they were to keep their hopes of silverware this season alive.
It did not take long for the mountain they had to climb to become even steeper, as Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer all but put Tottenham out of their misery when he opened the scoring 10 minutes into the game.
If that did not finish Spurs off, the midfielder soon made sure he completed the job, when he doubled the hosts’ lead on the night, putting Jose Mourinho’s men 3-0 down on aggregate.
Tottenham officially knew their fate three minutes from time when Emil Forsberg scored with his first touch after replacing the excellent Sabitzer, to condemn the beaten finalists of last term to their exit.
Things are not good for Spurs at the present time. Their form is awful and they are now left with looking to secure Champions League football next season as their only remaining interest in this campaign.
Going out of the European competition in the way they did clearly did not sit well with Tottenham fans, many of whom took to social media after the final whistle in Germany to vent their anger at what they saw.
Chief recipient of the criticism going round was Spurs captain Hugo Lloris, who probably should have saved both of the opening two goals, in what was another below par by the France international goalkeeper.
Tottenham fans were left in no doubt as to what they thought of their stopper, with many suggesting his best days are done.
Here are some of their posts:
- Jamie Carragher delivers damning verdict on Tottenham Hotspur
- West Ham United open talks to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie
- Tottenham Hotspur devise plan to sell Dele Alli at the end of the season
- Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka could be sidelined for at least six weeks with a knee ligament injury
- Jurgen Klopp raves about Diogo Jota ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash vs Porto