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Spurs defender Aurier superb against Brighton

Serge Aurier was in superb form as Tottenham Hotspur beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on Boxing Day.

On the chalkboard

Spurs continued their fight for the top four with a vital win in north London, coming from behind to win thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Aurier was a major component in the victory, too, playing exceptionally well at right-back and providing both defensive discipline and attacking endurance.

Per WhoScored, he had 64 touches of the ball throughout the game, completed two dribbles and also won three aerial duels, more than any other Spurs player.

The Ivory Coast international also made three tackles, one interception and two clearances, while his defining moment came when he assisted Alli’s winner by making a smart run onto a Christian Eriksen dink over the defence, before pulling the ball back to the England man.

This was a superb performance from the 27-year-old – who Transfermarkt value at £18m – as Spurs remained well in the hunt for the top four.

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More consistent

Aurier has been one of the stand-out players of the Mourinho era at Spurs so far.

He has turned his form around and now averages a rating in the Premier League of 7.49, per WhoScored.

That is exceptional and is a turnaround for a player who was all too regularly poor under Mauricio Pochettino.

Will Serge Aurier become a world-class full-back under Mourinho?

He's good enough!

He's good enough!

No way!

No way!

Think back to the clash with Liverpool when he conceded a completely unnecessary penalty or the game against Southampton when he was sent off.

What he has done under Mourinho, it appears, is added some genuine consistency.

It remains to be seen if he will keep his place against Norwich on Saturday after such a high-energy display but he is in excellent form and that can only be a good thing.

Meanwhile, Spurs should sell two players in January. 

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