By Chris Wright
With his fondness for a last-ditch defensive meltdown every once in a while, Vlad Chiriches has cultivated himself a bit of a reputation as an error-prone loose cannon at Tottenham.
Here is, reinforcing his image by almost turning Romanian teammate Dorin Goian’s face into an “innie” by twatting (if you’ll excuse the technical jargon) a rocket-propelled clearance directly into his cranium at point-blank range during a training game last night…
That noise. That horrible, sharp, compressed noise of leather hitting flesh at 100mph. It’s enough to make you wince.
The translation is a little vague, but it seems Goian may have been taken to hospital for precautionary tests after finally recovering his senses.
Hospital or not, it definitely looked like it stung a bit.