Tottenham fans react to Wanyama display v Colchester

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17-year-old Tottenham striker Troy Parrott made his debut tonight in the Carabao Cup game against Colchester, starting alongside fellow debutant Japhet Tanganga. 

If these two players represent Tottenham’s future, one player looks like he’s on his last legs.

Victor Wanyama made his first appearance of the season at the weekend, when he completed a 23-minute cameo against Leicester.

Tottenham were winning 1-0 when he came on but Wanyama looked rusty and off the pace and was to blame for both Leicester goals, according to journalist Alasdair Gold, as Brendan Rodgers’ side ran out 2-1 winners.

If Pochettino thought League 2 Colchester would be a way to get him back up to speed it seemed to backfire, as plenty of Tottenham fans laid into the midfielder for another poor display.

The game was a real slog too – Tottenham lacked end product and eventually crashed out on penalties in a huge shock.

Here are the best reactions to Wanyama’s display v Colchester:

One fan said Wanyama was a shadow of his former self tonight – he was certainly a mile away from his standout 16/17 season after he arrived from Southampton.

He played 36 games for Spurs in the Premier League then and was dominant in the centre of midfield alongside Mousa Dembele.

Injuries hampered his career and he only made 18 league appearances the following season and 13 in the 18/19 campaign.

This looks very much like his last season at Tottenham and, on the evidence we saw from watching the game tonight, at the age of 28 he just doesn’t look capable of playing in the Premier League anymore.

A couple of fans said he was so bad tonight that he wouldn’t even get in the Colchester team. That’s an exaggeration, obviously, but it goes to show what the supporters think.

Another said he should be sold tomorrow. Tottenham had actually agreed a deal to sell Wanyama to Club Brugge over the summer for a fee of £13.6m [BBC] and it looked like he was departing until the player himself pulled the plug at the very last minute. [Football Insider].

Daniel Levy was said to be seething and he won’t be any happier after watching him tonight and against Leicester.

It’s going to be tough to find anyone willing to match that fee and pay his £65k-a-week wages on his last couple of performances, and we can’t see him getting much more game-time in the Premier League this season.

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