Watch ex-Spurs keeper Pierluigi Gollini commit horror blunder for Fiorentina after trying to do kick-ups on edge of box

    THIS is the comical moment former Tottenham star Pierluigi Gollini committed a horror blunder in the Europa Conference League.

    That’s by doing KICK-UPS on the edge of his box before losing the ball and conceding a goal.

    Pierluigi Gollini's horror blunder saw Fiorentina lose 3-0 at Istanbul Basaksehir

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    Pierluigi Gollini’s horror blunder saw Fiorentina lose 3-0 at Istanbul BasaksehirCredit: Getty

    Gollini, 27, spent last season on loan at Spurs from Atalanta.

    He made 10 appearances in Europe and the cups, but failed to play once in the Premier League and left in the summer.

    Gollini, who has also played for Aston Villa, was then immediately loaned from Atalanta to Italian rivals Fiorentina.

    But the 6ft 4in stopper did little to convince his new side that they should make the deal permanent last night.

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    Fiorentina were already 1-0 down at Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir when disaster struck 20 minutes from time.

    Gollini received a lofted back-pass from a teammate as the hosts quickly pressed from the front.

    But instead of hoofing the ball back down the field, Gollini instead bizarrely attempted to do kick-ups.

    His first two touches were extremely slow and heavy, keeping the ball in the air for longer than desired.

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    In the same time, Serdar Gurler – who opened the scoring for Istanbul 20 minutes earlier – closed the gap and was able to nick the ball away from bewildered Gollini.

    As the ball ran wide, Gurler was able to position his body correctly before firing home from the edge of the box.

    Gollini made a desperate attempt to fling himself in front of the shot, but it was too little, too late.

    Fiorentina’s fight soon went out after conceding the second goal.

    And they eventually shipped a third in the 90th minute to former Chelsea and Aston Villa man Bertrand Traore, making for a 3-0 final scoreline.

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