Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Chiriches's performance against Besiktas

Vlad Chiriches

Tottenham Hotspur fans took to twitter following Tuesday evening's 1-1 Europa League draw at home to Besiktas to have their say on Vlad Chiriches's outing.

Demba Ba’s late spot-kick saw Tottenham Hotspur held to a 1-1 draw at home to Besiktas in their second Europa League Group C matchup.

The former Chelsea man converted in the 89th-minute after Vlad Chiriches handled in the area, having let a weighted ball to Mustaka Pektemek slip through his legs into the path of the striker.

An in-form Harry Kane had given Spurs the lead on 27 minutes, when the 21-year-old surged forward before firing a low shot past goalkeeper Tolga Zengin from the edge of the box, but their lead never quite looked secure from there.

With the Turkish side recording 24 shots on goal, Hugo Lloris was forced to pull off several stunning saves to keep his side in front, until Chiriches’s glaring error saw his hard work come undone.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame the Romanian centre-back for the two dropped points, however, despite confessing his frustration at a second successive stalemate in Europe.

‘In football you always can make a mistake. It was an unlucky action, a difficult action in this moment,’ he told reporters after the match.

‘He made one mistake after another mistake, but we need to accept it because this is football.

‘I am very disappointed, I am angry, I am frustrated and all that you want to say, but it is 1-1 in the end.

‘We conceded in the last minute, which is very disappointing, and maybe frustrating. It is hard to accept this.’

Fans, on the other hands, were less forgiving, with a hostile reaction greeting the £8.5 million defender upon the final whistle.

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