Tottenham Hotspur's profligacy in front of goal was once again evident as they slumped to a 1-0 Europa League defeat to Besiktas last night.
Spurs had already confirmed their qualification to the knockout stage of the tournament going into the match, but they would have been disappointed with their failure to take any of their chances to seal their progress in style.
Tottenham had a sizeable amount of presentable opportunities, but their struggles to hit the back of the net continued.
It was something which frustrated goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who felt that Besiktas gave his side a lesson in being clinical.
“We are very disappointed,” Vorm said to the club's official site. “When you play Besiktas away you know it won’t be easy, but over the 90 minutes they created two chances and scored one goal.
“We created enough chances to score at least two or three and at this level you have to take those chances because it would then have been easier for us."
Mauricio Pochettino opted to start with Roberto Soldado in the fixture, but he may be regretting the decision now as the Spaniard once again failed to prove his worth.
It is strange to see a striker who looked so deadly in La Liga seemingly lose all of his finishing ability since moving to England, but Soldado's time in the country does appear to be heading towards an end.
There have been moments of promise during the 29-year-old's time at White Hart Lane and a goal against Everton recently was something which Spurs fans hoped he would build upon, but it hasn't worked out.
Soldado is on the list of players who Pochettino would be happy to move on in January and a switch looks best for all parties.
The funds that are raised from this transfer are likely to be invested in a new front-man and that could be the most important decision that the Argentine boss has had to make since arriving at the North London club.
The signing of a clinical striker would clearly improve a Tottenham side who have been guilty of missing chances on regular occasions and making the right addition in this position is likely to define whether the season becomes a success or another disappointing failure.