Many Tottenham Hotspur fans have flocked to Twitter to slate Matt Doherty over his performance in the Lilywhites’ latest UEFA Europa League game versus LASK on Thursday evening.
The Republic of Ireland international, who joined Spurs in the summer from Wolverhampton Wanderers, has played regularly for the north London club in the Europa League this term, with Doherty playing the full 90 minutes in three of Tottenham’s four Europa League group stage games before Thursday’s meeting with LASK, which he started.
LASK took the lead in the 42nd minute of this game at Linzer Stadion, with Peter Michorl finishing off a counter-attack for the home side which began when Doherty slipped at the other end of the pitch, so perhaps it would be fair to say that the £18m-rated man’s error had a significant amount to do with Spurs conceding the opening goal of the game.
So, what did these Tottenham Hotspur fans have to say about Doherty’s performance vs LASK?
Doherty is actually gonna be finished, tanganga will be our 2nd choice RB
— Ben ???? (@BenTHFC03) December 3, 2020
I agree doherty has been apalling but let’s not get on his back. Not gonna make him play any better
— THANK JAN (@thfc__j) December 3, 2020
Honestly Doherty is awful…. worst signing of our summer. Would put dier on for him and out tanganga rb
— Dan Nolan (@dannolan7) December 3, 2020
Europa League has really proved that our second string from a defensive perspective is not good enough. Doherty and Davies especially look horrific. #COYS
— Anthony Rayment (@antrayuk) December 3, 2020
Did Doherty play badly versus LASK?
The difference is that Doherty is 28, and will be 29 by the end of the season. This is meant to be his prime. Ndombele is still 23, and has bags of potential
— Tottenhamsandwich (@Spurswich) December 3, 2020
Doherty is one of the worst fullbacks i ever seen at Tottenham ?
— Adan ????????????? (@OsmondAdan) December 3, 2020
Why on earth did we sign Doherty? Was excited to sign him but he’s a wing back not a full back
— Christian (@Christianjw92) December 3, 2020
— BIG_J_ (@SrtsBig) December 3, 2020
This is embarrassing. Doherty 1/10. No one’s been great
— Sally in NYC (@salsinthecity) December 3, 2020
Matt Doherty is an absolute disaster. Shouldn’t be anywhere near the match day squad. #thfc
— Moaning Spurs (@TheProLounge) December 3, 2020
So, judging by these tweets, it certainly seems that Doherty hasn’t done his reputation amongst Lilywhites supporters much good in his latest outing for the club.
Indeed, the fact that Spurs conceded three doesn’t help, and he received a match rating of 5/10 for this efforts (as per Alasdair Gold).