Individual errors cost Tottenham Hotspur dearly on Thursday night, as they bowed out of the Europa League with a 2-0 defeat at Fiorentina.
The result saw the Italian side progress 3-1 on aggregate, but many people who witnessed the will argue that the better team went out.
Spurs only have themselves to blame for their failure to reach the last 16. In fact, they have three players to blame specifically!
Here’s how Mauricio Pochettino’s men rated in Florence…
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GK: Hugo Lloris 7.5/10
Made two impressive saves in the second half, including a stunning stop to prevent Mohamed Salah making it 2-0, minutes before he actually did make it 2-0.
RB: Vlad Chiriches – 5.5/10
Played most of the match at right-back, but switched to centre-half for the final 15 minutes. Did OK defensively, but wasn’t great in an attacking sense.
LB: Ben Davies – 6/10
Contributed to some slick attacks in the first half and was reasonable after the break too, although he got booked for a bad tackle on Milan Badelj.
CB: Federico Fazio – 5/10
Won most of his headers, but criminally lost possession on the halfway line, before getting blitzed for pace by Mario Gomez in the build-up to Fiorentina’s first goal.
CB: Jan Vertonghen – 3.5/10
Never looked in control and the way he allowed Mohamed Salah to get in for the game’s second goal was nothing short of disgraceful.