Spurs, who face the Blues in Sunday’s League Cup final at Wembley, fell behind in the 54th minute after Mario Gomez beat Hugo Lloris, before Egyptian Salah sealed the Serie A side’s passage with 19 minutes remaining.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order after the north London club made their European exit at the last-32 stage.
Spurs legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) isn’t happy with Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics as Spurs struggle in Florence: “Tottenham’s high-line without any pressure on the player in possession is a recipe for disaster. Basic defending.”
The former England international is compelled to take to Twitter again after Roberto Soldado misses a sitter: “Not sure I’ve ever seen a player as bereft of confidence as Soldado. Poor bugger!”
Things take a turn for the worse in Italy, and former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) isn’t impressed with Tottenham’s defending: “Spurs utterly shocking defensively tonight 2-0 down”
Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) tries to provide some humour at the expense of Arsenal: “Spurs out of Europe in sympathy for @piersmorgan @IanJamesPoulter to overcome their depression on Arsenal loss to Monaco”
Finally, former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) believes Pochettino’s side let themselves down against Fiorentina: “#Tottenham is so much better than what we have seen today! They should’ve started with their star players. #mmlove”
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