Has Vlad Chiriches played his last game for Tottenham?

Vlad Chiriches

The Romania international was sent off in defeat to Stoke, with a White Hart Lane exit on the cards.

Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat to Stoke was arguably the club’s worst performance in recent memory, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side thoroughly outplayed by the Potters.

The North London outfit’s chances were not helped by Vlad Chiriches getting sent off, in the latest of a number of underwhelming moments in the Romanian’s two seasons at Spurs.

Ahead of this summer and relatively substantial changes to the White Hart Lane playing squad, the former Steaua Bucharest man will be one of the names whose future is unclear.

Having put in both sublime and ridiculous performances since his move to the Premier League, has Chiriches played his last game for Spurs against Stoke at the weekend?

YES

There is no doubting Chiriches’ potential for error, with his sending off the latest in a fairly comprehensive list of mistakes over the last 18 months in the Tottenham first team.

The eastern European centre-half has been guilty of lacking concentration, while he consistently tries to overplay in dangerous areas and gets disposed.

With his attitude also questionable and Spurs looking to shake-up a defence that has been abhorrent since the turn of the year, it looks like the end of the road and a failed experiment for Tottenham and Chiriches.

NO

Although most of the memories that Tottenham fans will have of Chiriches in a white jersey will be negative, there have been instances when the Romanian has put in assured performances.

A committed showing in Tottenham’s 2-1 away win at Manchester United last year stands out, while at times Chiriches looks like he has the attributes to be a solid defender.

Despite his lapses in concentration, the Romanian can read the game well and looks comfortable in possession, while Pochettino has used him in a number of different positions.

There is an argument to suggest that the centre-half can only improve, while he could well be a squad rotation player as Spurs look set to have to compete in the Europa League again next term.

Verdict

Chiriches arrived with a player with plenty of potential and there is every chance that he could do well elsewhere.

However, repeated offences have cost Tottenham, who should look to part company with the defender this summer.

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