Lineker, Sugar and more: Twitter reacts as Tottenham lose to Fiorentina

Gary Lineker and Lord Sugar tweet their thoughts after Tottenham suffer a 2-0 loss in Florence

Social Spy
By Social Spy

Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of the Europa League after on-loan Chelsea forward Mohamed Salah helped fire Fiorentina to a 2-0 victory in Florence.

Spurs, who face the Blues in Sunday’s League Cup final at Wembley, fell behind in the 54th minute after Mario Gomez beat Hugo Lloris, before Egyptian Salah sealed the Serie A side’s passage with 19 minutes remaining.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order after the north London club made their European exit at the last-32 stage.

Spurs legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) isn’t happy with Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics as Spurs struggle in Florence: “Tottenham’s high-line without any pressure on the player in possession is a recipe for disaster. Basic defending.”

The former England international is compelled to take to Twitter again after Roberto Soldado misses a sitter: “Not sure I’ve ever seen a player as bereft of confidence as Soldado. Poor bugger!”

Things take a turn for the worse in Italy, and former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) isn’t impressed with Tottenham’s defending: “Spurs utterly shocking defensively tonight 2-0 down”

Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) tries to provide some humour at the expense of Arsenal: “Spurs out of Europe in sympathy for @piersmorgan @IanJamesPoulter to overcome their depression on Arsenal loss to Monaco”

Finally, former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) believes Pochettino’s side let themselves down against Fiorentina: “#Tottenham is so much better than what we have seen today! They should’ve started with their star players. #mmlove”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Roy Keane: What I really think about Paul Pogba at Man United
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Mark Lawrenson predicts where Man United will finish this season
Dubai 2018
The Sport Review
Dubai 2018: Svitolina brings end to bold Kasatkina’s run to defend title
The Sport Review
Jamie Redknapp talks up Eden Hazard partnership with Chelsea FC signing