Could Vlad Chiriches have played his last game for Spurs?

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Tottenham were well and truly let down on Thursday night in their Europa League defeat to Fiorentina. 

A few obvious names spring to mind - Soldado for his glaring miss, Fazio and Vertonghen for their defensive mistakes for the goals. But someone who somewhat avoided the media scalp on the night was Vlad Chiriches. 

The Romanian international struggled at right-back, with the pace of Mohammed Salah and trickery of Joaquin a constant threat. He was shifted to the middle midway through the game and struggled centrally too.

His distinct lack of versatility was clear throughout and it was only other poor performances that lead to him avoiding criticism.

With Spurs signing promising and versatile right-back DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders last season, Chiriches really could be on his last legs at Spurs. Yedlin offers frightening pace, youthful endeavour and a versatile option: he can double up as a winger if needed.

Tottenham signed Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest for £8.5m in 2013 but he has not fulfilled his original potential. 

After the Capital Cup final, the need for rotation at the club will become less and less important. Tottenham have played the most games in the Premier League this season, and as the prestigious tournament ends, the need for rotation will become less and less important. 

A Europa League exit also ended what has already been a long winded season for Spurs, and Pochettino will be pleased that he can concentrate on the Premier League.

Which could mean Chiriches' White Hart Lane tenure coming to an end.

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