Three Spurs stars who let the club down against Fiorentina

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Tottenham Hotspur got it all wrong in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Roberto Soldado

As disappointing as Tottenham were as a whole, their European exit boiled down to three key moments in Italy on Thursday night.

The first, undoubtedly, was Roberto Soldado's horror 'miss' against Fiorentina. The Spaniard was clean through on goal in the first half but, instead of tucking home or teeing up Nacer Chadli, Soldado's eventual touch ended up doing neither. His failed through ball went straight to the goalkeeper and Tottenham's exit looked destined after that horror miss.

Much like Fernando Torres, it looks as though the 29-year-old will simply never be the same again - unless, perhaps, he can salvage his career with a move back to Spain.

Federico Fazio

Spurs' second mistake came during Fiorentina's opener. And it was all down to centre-back Federico Fazio, who not only gave the ball away - in suicidal fashion - in his own half but was made to look incredibly sluggish in a footrace with Mario Gomez.

Gomez isn't the quickest of strikers but the Fiorentina man appeared as though he was racing Per Mertesacker for a second...

Jan Vertonghen

Intriguingly, however, Tottenham's third major error came from one of their usually reliable first-teamers. Indeed, Jan Vertonghen was at fault for Fiorentina's second goal, hesitating in the box and being completely outdone by Mohamed Salah.

Mauricio Pochettino will want his regulars at the top of their game ahead of Sunday afternoon's Capital One Cup final - but, here, 27-year-old Vertonghen certainly was not...

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