ESPN pundit and former Chelsea player Craig Burley has hit out at Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama for his performance in the loss at home to Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Spurs were not given much of a chance in the previous round of the competition, where they faced Premier League champions Manchester City.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men were deemed as the slight favourites by some ahead of the meeting with Ajax – who had went through qualifiers in pre-season in order to get into the Champions league this term.
Tuesday’s game saw Pochettino rotate his starting line up due to the fact that several key players like Harry Winks and Harry Kane were not available.
That meant Victor Wanyama was given a start and ESPN pundit Craig Burley has suggested that the central midfield area cost Tottenham against Ajax, highlighting the former Southampton man as a particular weak-link in the side, when speaking exclusively to ESPN:
“I think there are bigger issues there and I think that was the middle of the park. There’s no Winks, Wanyama’s not had much game time and he’s got no mobility, Dier’s not had much game time so he didn’t play.
“Eriksen was off the pace, Dele Alli was off the pace. These were bigger problems, almost bigger problems than not having an out-ball for Son over the top or a natural goalscorer in Harry Kane.”