Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The Gunners came from behind to snatch the victory and inflict damage on Tottenham’s hopes of a place in the Premier League’s top four.
Many Spurs fans were unimpressed with the performance of Matt Doherty, and they expressed their reactions on Twitter.
Doherty failed to keep Kieran Tierney in check and made several individual errors during the game. Many Spurs fans were baffled by the decision to let Doherty stay on the pitch for the entire game.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
Making too many mistakes at the back and it may haunt us !!!!
— Sean Nicholson (@SeanNic23095262) March 14, 2021
fr never play him again
— Camden Lander (@LanderCamden) March 14, 2021
Doherty, man. Doherty.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) March 14, 2021
Matt Doherty walking into the Arsenal changing room at full time pic.twitter.com/iw4vDbih53
— TGJ (@thatguysjokes) March 14, 2021
🇮🇪 Tottenham Hotspur right-back Matt Doherty has made the most individual errors out of all of Spurs’ defenders in all competitions, leading to goals being conceded in open play.#THFC #COYS #ARSTOT #DerbyDay pic.twitter.com/DStiI8sgJB
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) March 14, 2021
Serge Aurier on for Matt Doherty at half-time please. He’s just not having a good game. Most Arsenal attacks coming through his side and he’s getting skinned every single time. Change it.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) March 14, 2021
It was a lacklustre performance from Spurs, and a huge blow to their top-four chances.
Erik Lamela gave Spurs the lead with one of the goals of the season, but they lost the numerical advantage after the Argentine was sent-off in the 76th minute.
Doherty – who joined in the summer from Wolverhampton Wanderers – is yet to show his best form for his new club. The 29-year-old’s latest performance was shambolic as Tottenham’s defence were left brutally exposed on his side of the pitch.
After getting impressive results in recent matches, Jose Mourinho’s negative approach in big games backfired here.
Spurs created some excellent chances towards the end, but why they took such a long time to change their strategy remains a mystery.
In other news, Joe Cole has said that Chelsea need to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland to become genuine challengers for the Premier League title.