Tottenham Hotspur slumped to a 2-1 defeat against French side Monaco in their opening Champions League fixture of 2016-17 on Wednesday night.
The London side had over 84,000 fans at Wembley for the clash, but the Ligue 1 side spoiled the celebrations by taking all three Group A points.
Following the 4-0 win over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Mauricio Pochettino had some tough personnel decisions to make.
The Argentine opted to retain Son Heun-min in his side after the South Korean netted a brace against the Potters, while Erik Lamela was also recalled.
Victor Wanyama was the man to make way, with Dele Alli dropping into central midfield to play alongside Eric Dier.
Despite the attacking intent by Pochettino, the system failed to pay dividends and it appears a case that the Spurs boss had too many attacking-minded players in the same team.
Tottenham fans took to Twitter to vent their thoughts on Wanyama’s omission, with the majority claiming that the Kenyan powerhouse should have been in the home side’s boiler room to add brawn and energy.
Here are the best tweets.
Sissoko. Janssen. Son. Wanyama. Poch need to give them early responsibilities. Hell. We won matches in UCL with Palacio/Livermore. #COYS
— Momo Etc (@momoetcetra) September 15, 2016
— Arun Suwardana (@arunsuwardana) September 15, 2016
— Ole Gibbsy (@OleGibbsy) September 15, 2016
Wanyama and Dembele pivot needed. Bin Eriksen
— CoysGeorge (@CoysGeorge) September 14, 2016
I don't believe in dropping a player from one performance (Dier) so there's no way I'd start Dembele-Wanyama
— yasu (@yasubeats) September 14, 2016
Dear pochh… Dier eriksen out… Wanyama dembele in… #COYS
— Ivan Chandra (@ivch17) September 14, 2016
We need Wanyama. Dier and Alli in midfield isn't working. #COYS
— Vissagan (@Vissagan) September 14, 2016
This is a game where we need players like Wanyama and Dembele in the middle of the park, absolute shambles at the moment. #COYS
— Dean Avery (@DeanAvery92) September 14, 2016
I'm not there so just guessing but seems like we needed to start wanyama and dembele…… Spurs fans that are there am I right? #COYS
— Richard Kyson (@rkyson99) September 14, 2016
— Eoin Carroll (@EoinCarroll10) September 14, 2016
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) September 14, 2016
I already miss Wanyama. COYS
— JT (@JamesTaylorAG) September 14, 2016