The French defender certainly had a night to forget in the Europa League tie at the San Siro on Thursday night.
While Arsenal could count themselves rather unlucky to have failed to progress because of the outdated away-goal rule in Munich last night Tottenham Hotspur were left thanking the draconian tie-breaking measure after an abysmal performance against Inter Milan almost produced one of Europe’s most shocking comebacks.
They lost their tie 4-1 after-extra-time with Inter Milan forward Antonio Cassano putting in a man-of-the-match performance in the San Siro.
Gareth Bale was suspended for the tie and his presence was sorely missed but the rotation of the team did not help matters.
Kyle Naughton, Jake Livermore and Brad Friedel came into the team and were uninspiring but it was veteran defender William Gallas who has come in for the most stick for his abject performance in the game.
Spurs fans have consistently complained about the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender’s performances when called upon this season and once again they were left their scratching their heads wondering why after this performance.
He was poor throughout but after his horrid own goal a revolting error allowed Esteban Cambiasso through on goal in the 90th minute; but the Argentine missed his opportunity to settle the tie.
Gallas even had a chance to save his own blushes but his header from six yards out when shockingly wide.
In the end Emmanuel Adebayor tucked away Moussa Dembele’s parried shot to save Tottenham's European ambitions.
Gallas was the only player remaining in the starting line-up from the infamous 4-3 tie in the Champions League back in 2010-11 but with his contract expiring this summer not many Tottenham fans will be sorry to see the back of him before next season.
Here is some of the reaction from Twitter to Gallas’ revolting performance…
AVB may reassess whether to play Gallas in next round - hopefully— Steve Boxer (@realsteveboxer) March 14, 2013
William Gallas is a terrible footballer— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 14, 2013
I genuinely think that William Gallas would not look out of place if he were sent to live with a colony of penguins.— George Ankers (@georgeankers) March 14, 2013
William Gallas, keeping it interesting. Deary me.— Sam Lyon (@sampatricklyon) March 14, 2013
He scores when he wants he scores when he wants WILLIAM GALLAS he scores when he wants!— mark gevaux (@theribman) March 14, 2013
Inter, the one man team. Without William Gallas they'd be nothing. #tottenham— Robin J Dronsfield (@RobinDronsfield) March 14, 2013
This better be William Gallas last ever game for THFC. #Liability— Matthew Cordell (@chubbyyid) March 14, 2013
Playing Inter Milan with a 35 yr old William Gallas is like going to a Ferrari garage when you are unemployed #STUPID— Adam Brooks EssexPR(@EssexPR) March 14, 2013
It finally happened: William Gallas is actually a corpse— Ledley King's Knees (@cartilagefree) March 14, 2013
William Gallas is an absolute horror show of a centre half— Sam Burns (@SamBurns_5) March 14, 2013
William Gallas said it doesn't matter if spurs lost as long as they went through...explains his performance...— Will T (@WdTruman) March 14, 2013
Well lloris better be in goal for the quarters and gallas can just be anywhere else in the world— sidney m mortimer (@sidneymortimer) March 14, 2013
image: © wonker