Some sections of Tottenham Hotspur fans were angered by the performance of Danny Rose during the club’s disappointing 2-1 Premier League defeat to Southampton on the road.
The north London side had gone into the game with the aim of ending a three-match winless league run, and they appeared on course to do so after grabbing a deserved 1-0 lead at the break through Harry Kane.
Following the interval, the hosts started growing more into the encounter but it was not until the 75th minute where they found the equaliser through right wing-back Yan Valery.
Thereafter, the Saints were the ones in the ascendancy and they bagged the winning strike five minutes later after a wonderfully crafted free-kick from the in-form James Ward-Prowse.
After the game, a few Spurs fans expressed their astonishment and anger at the performance of Rose, who chose to do a needless step-over in the six-yard box, which allowed Valery to have a free strike on goal.
Danny Rose what are you doing?!
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) March 9, 2019
It disappeared when Danny Rose returned from injury and saw Ben Davies not starting every game.
— Dan, Dan, Dan (@Hands0meBastard) March 9, 2019
Danny Rose letting the ball run through his legs in the 6 yard box straight into an oncoming attacker is more embarrassing than Trippiers own goal against Chelsea
— Knoxville Spurs (@KnoxHotSpur) March 9, 2019
Danny Rose with the worst piece of defending ever.
— Daniel Sakariassen (@Daniel_76) March 9, 2019
That’s a totally unacceptable second half collapse.
Danny Rose stepping over the ball in his own box is such a costly mistake.
Now outsiders in the race for the top four. #THFC #COYS #SOUTOT
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) March 9, 2019
I keep looking at this and all I keep thinking is wtf is Danny Rose thinking….row z and re-group #COYS
— Steve (@soeasyservice1) March 9, 2019
With the defeat, Spurs have accumulated just one point from their last four league games, and this has put them at the risk of dropping out of the top four, should the run persist in the forthcoming matches.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side return to league action in three weeks time after the international break, where they are scheduled to face a difficult-looking challenge against title-chasing Liverpool at Anfield.