Spurs fans react on Twitter to Jan Vertonghen's 'diabolical' performance v Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur supporters were disappointed with a man who is supposed to be the club's most senior defender.

Mauricio Pochettino fielded a strange back four against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. Even if injuries forced the Totenham boss to select that particular quartet, the order in which he picked them was questionable.

The north London side duly paid the price. Eric Dier, who has mostly impressed this season, had one of his bad days. Vlad Chiriches was awful, getting himself sent off in what could potentially be his last Tottenham game (if their transfer activity will be dictated by player performances). Federico Fazio was better than he has been at times this campaign but still didn't look good enough.

The biggest disappointment for many against Stoke, however, was Jan Vertonghen.

Dier is young, Fazio is new this season and Chiriches has lacked game time. What was the Belgian's excuse?

Vertonghen was all at sea against the Potters and provided the assist for Charlie Adam's opener with a terrible header. Granted, he was out of position - but the 28-year-old is supposed to be able to play at left-back.

In response on Twitter, several Tottenham fans expressed their frustration with the defender and even suggested there would be no opposition to a Vertonghen sale this summer. Here's a selection of what supporters were saying on social media after the 3-0 loss to Stoke:

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