Dutch great Ruud Gullit slams Wanyama for poor performance against Ajax
Dutch legend and former Chelsea coach Ruud Gullit has tore into Victor Wanyama’s performance following Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss to Ajax Amsterdam in the Uefa Champions League semi-final first leg match at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night.
The 56-year-old Dutchman, who boasts a successful playing career with spells at AC Milan, Feyenoord and Chelsea during his heyday, made his submissions while appearing as a pundit on Bein Sports alongside former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger and former Chelsea and French defender Marcel Desailly.
In what should greatly concern Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, a tournament Wanyama is expected to prominently feature for Kenya, Gullit termed the 27-year-old’s performances as ‘disappointing”.
“A lot of (Tottenham) players were disappointing because I see them every week in the Premier League. Delle Alli, oh my god, technical-wise, so bad. Wanyama, my god! technical-wise (so bad), Rose too,” Gullit said.
“Like I said, I see them every week and how is it possible to make so many mistakes. I know you’re under pressure but you need to know what to do and they didn’t.,” he added.
Gullit’s sentiments were echoed by many Spurs fans who vented their frustration and disappointment with the team’s performance on social media.
With this result, Tottenham must now beat Ajax by atleast two clear goals in the return fixture to advance to the final of the tournament.
We’re playing 34 year old immobile striker Fernando Llorente, a Victor Wanyama who has no knees, and a Kieran Trippier who has no brain. Sure am glad we have that £200m from TV revenue that Ten Hag was talking about!!!!
— Jake. (@YedIin) April 30, 2019
Wanyama has had a terrible first half. Giving away all the ball. Hii half anacheza kama Ambrose Ayoyi of Efusi. But these Ajax boys are pressing like the Barcelona of Pep Guardiola.
— Mohamed Wehliye (@WehliyeMohamed) April 30, 2019
— GazBod (@gazbod) April 30, 2019
Eriksen is a disgrace. How can he fall so much from what he used to be. Dele was so poor tonight. It’s a joke that it took 35 minutes to show some desire and play with high intensity. Llorente is simply awful. Lucas tried his best but just him isn’t enough. Wanyama is finished.
— Jack.A (@thfcjack_) April 30, 2019
I know people fell in love with Wanyama after his “ave it” moment against City but the man is an accident waiting to happen. One knee? He plays like a man without any functioning limbs. Surely Dier is okay for the second leg?
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) April 30, 2019