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Vlad Chiriches. Class act. (video)

Posted on November 06, 2013 by Guest Writer

It took a while before Vlad Chiriches managed to clinch a deal to confirm his future as a Tottenham player as bizarrely the owner of his previous club put a block on the deal for a number of weeks while serving a prison sentence. Fortunately during visiting hours he was ultimately persuaded to accept a sufficient fee to allow the deal to happen and that is beginning to look like a fortunate situation for both parties.

It took a while for Chiriches to make his debut for the club, he was the last of the seven summer purchases to get his chance because of work permit delays, now he is starting to put in regular and improving performances a and has been impressive in every competition that Tottenham are involved with. the player began slowly with a nervous performance in the opening Capital One Cup wagainst Villa and then progressed to the Europa League in which he has excelled, now he is beginning to make his mark in the Premier League with a few appearances already and his performance has continued to improve and his quality on the ball has stood out.

Chiriches is certainly the type of defender that would appeal to the Tottenham masses, some exquisite touches of skill and attacking tendencies. He still has work to do as he has already admitted and his style of play will cause a few worrying moments but take a look at a video of some of his moments in a Tottenham shirt and it is clear that Tottenham look to have been blessed with another outstanding player, a player in the mould of Jan Vertonghen another who has turned out to be an unqualified success during his year at Tottenham.

AVB has always been clear in that he wanted just four central defenders within his squad, Younes Kaboul was still fighting his way back from injury when Steven Caulker was surprisingly sold, the wait for Chiriches and what now seems to be a near to recovered Kaboul joining Vertonghen and Michael Dawson ensures that AVB has the desired number and more importantly four central defenders good enough to play for just about any club in the EPL, the Tottenham defence is already one of the best in the country and once Danny Rose returns and his cover is identified and brought in it will only get better.

This video highlights some impressive moments of the skill level Chiriches possesses but also more importantly for a defender a couple of outstanding defensive work possibly preventing a goal or two. If for any reason AVB needs to or would like to play three at the back, a formation that is being used by more and more clubs, the thought of Chiriches and Vertonghen with the extra pace of Kaboul alongside would you might think be an impressive combination.

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  1. tom says:

    He has the potential to be a star but will still cause a few concerns along the way, a proper Tottenham defender. Getting used to this defence not conceding now and that ensures every game is potentially winnable.

  2. Boobaspur says:

    I was fearful that Vlad wanted a little too much time on the ball when I first saw him and he does indeed seem to like to take a touch or two or three even.

    I don’t really know the player though other than having seen him play in a Spurs shirt so it would be wrong to make too quick a judgement.

    I do like that he’s very dogged and shows great strength and looks like he would be properly annoyed to lose possession. He appears to be able to get up the pitch with confidence quickly also.

    I’m sure he will get caught out on occasion taking too long when a quicker distribution might be more sensible, but I like what I see and hope he has a fantastic career at The Lane.

    • Tony says:

      Chiriches will be a top player, nobody knew much about Vertonghen before he signed for us, Many talked about wanting him but nobody made the effort to seal the deal before Daniel Levy took the initiative, now just about every team wishes that they had spent just the £10m or so that he cost. chiriches is the same type of player and possibly has even more outrageous skills for a defender. After Xmas he will really show what he is made of as that will ahave given him the time to settle.

      • Jide says:

        I totally agree with you Tony. Chiriches will not only become one Spurs best defenders. He will score goals as well! He just need to learn that in the PL, you don’t have that time on the ball. I have no doubt that we would see the best of Vlad next season. This season is a learning curve for him, and the graph can only go one way, upwards!

        • Tony says:

          I think he is a unique talent a defender totally convinced thay he can outskill the opposition. So Spurs now have two defenders of immense talent along with Jan Vertonghen. Spoilt for class but then Spurs know a thing or two about class defenders following King Ledley Gary Mabbut and that other fella who abandoned ship.

  3. Eric says:

    He’s like an upgraded version of David Luiz.Someone who can burst forward,head,shoot but most importantly put in those sliding tackles.My biggest fear is some of the top European clubs poaching him in the foreseeable future

    • Tony says:

      That sums him up about perfectly. I can see both him and Vertonghen being on a fair few wishlists soon enough so CL qualification is a must, already lost Modric and Bale to that failure don’t need to lose those two, Lloris and perhaps a couple of others to the same scenario. This squad has several players good enough to be playing for most teams in the CL and a few could be playing for the top few. AVB and Tottenham have to make it count this season.

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