Tottenham fans have been left livid on social media after watching Eric Dier's performance in their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday that now leaves Mauricio Pochettino's men 21 points off the league leaders.
The game may have only been put to bed when Kevin De Bruyne doubled City's lead in the 70th minute, but in truth, it appeared that there was only ever going to be one winner with Spurs second best for most of the contest.
Tottenham's only goal came in stoppage-time at the end of the second-half when Christian Eriksen made the score 4-1 - and the loss will undoubtedly have left Pochettino with plenty to ponder ahead of what promises to be a tricky trip to Burnley next weekend.
Amongst the concerns for the Tottenham manager will be Dier's form. The Englishman was extremely poor at the heart of the defence and a number of the Spurs fans have urged the club to make a change for the trip to Turf Moor.
For a section of the Tottenham fanbase, the defeat to City should spell the end of the idea that Dier should be considered as a centre-back option by Pochettino - especially as Juan Foyth was an unused substitute for the clash.
And some fans appear to believe that taking Dier out of the team for a short period may be beneficial for his own form as Spurs look to get their domestic form back on track after a major setback.
Here is the best of the reaction...
I've said it before, Dier is not a good enough CB. Every time he plays there we are vulnerable. #THFC— Stuart Peel (@JedLomax) December 17, 2017
Eric dier is overrated by many and not a CB ..and best a sub DM behind wanyama— kev green (@kev_g1) December 17, 2017
Eric Dier has been played in different positions with bad effect. I think Pocha needs to drop him, to lift his game.— Samier (@samier3560) December 17, 2017
Dier has been off the boil all season.Hes failed to find his best form but I think this is largely due to the amount of games hes played with no competition— ThE ArTisT (@SpursArtist) December 17, 2017
Once Wanyama is back we will see Dier up his game as he will be fighting for his place again,which at the moment he isnt
Trippier, Winks, Dier, Dele and Dembele were shocking yesterday. Fears that dembele is past is definetly coming to the fore. Shocking performance. Concern is how much we miss wanyama, davinson and Toby. Need 2/3 of those back asap. Still positive about poch and the future #COYS— Anthony Hollick (@AntHollick7) December 17, 2017
Dier has been poor all season in all positions IMO. Doesn't seem to be doing the simple things well. With him and Dembele both show signs of poor form do we need a new enforcer in Jan? #COYS @LoveTheShirt— Nick (@Nickyonefiveo) December 17, 2017
Eric dier is not a defender or a midfielder he is hardly a footballer ffs— longyyy (@kieranmlong) December 17, 2017
Eric Dier. Countless errors made, and did not look bothered. He’s not a centre back! Play him in midfield where he is best. #THFC— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) December 16, 2017
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