By Chris Wright
<Insert some kind of ‘beer goggles’ pun here>
The big news – and we use the word ‘big’ incredibly loosely there – emanating out of Romania today is that tabloid gossip site Cancan.Ro have obtained footage of Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches looking ever-so-slightly tipsy after spending the weekend back at home on leave due to Spurs’ early FA Cup exit.
The snippet of film shows Chiriches leaving a nightclub in Bucharest at 4:00am with his “future wife” and slipping over several times while trying to reach a taxi due to an acute mix of treacherously icy pavements and an evening spent supping “rosé wine and cocktails”.
Thankfully, Cancan have filed a full report on the matter (complete with a raft of photos of the Spurs defender sat on his arse in the snow) which they rather pithily titled “Chiriches Plays Like A Romanian But Drinks Like An Englishman!”:
“Chiriches celebrated properly. Rose wine and cocktails. He drank too much.
“Lack of experience in empty glasses made him have trouble with balance.”
Here’s the footage, should you be interested…
Cue a barrage of “still more steady on his feet than Michael Dawson” jokes from Spurs fans everywhere!