Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a 3-0 win against Apoel Nicosia in their final Champions League group game at Wembley on Wednesday night, but Spurs fans weren’t impressed with Serge Aurier in the victory.
The summer addition from Paris Saint-Germain has often seen Kieran Trippier start ahead of him in the Premier League this term, but the Ivory Coast international was handed a place in the XI against the Cypriot outfit with the north London outfit already guaranteed of top spot.
While the 24-year-old produced the assist for Fernando Llorente’s opening goal for the hosts with a low cross, he was also unfortunate not to be sent off for a poor challenge before he kicked the corner flag when he was already on a yellow.
Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on his display via social media, and while one said he “needs to start focusing”, another said “we’re going to regret buying Aurier”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Aurier isn't the finished article yet… His defending isn't the best but he's shown great improvement since he joined Spurs.
— wesh (@waweru_jb) December 7, 2017
The link up play between Llorente and Son has been very good.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) December 6, 2017
Llorente did well 1st half. Aurier is ok, but not the upgrade we were told – no pace, can’t go past anyone, switches off defensively too often.
— Southpaw Boxing News (@SouthpawBoxNews) December 7, 2017
Only a risk cos it was 2 young 'uns. Sanchez just gets better every game. Aurier worries me & Rose struggling to get back to level before injury, mind elsewhere perhaps?
— Richard Chandler (@rich_chandler) December 6, 2017
I like Aurier and he will be one of the best right backs again but he’s like a headless chicken sometimes. I think he’ll be an animal next season.
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) December 6, 2017
Foyth looked decent for me. Nkoudo got a lucky goal but not much else. Llorente finally on scoresheet. Aurier and Sissoko both showing they don’t deserve a place in starting 11.
— Gazza (@GazTheYid) December 6, 2017
We’re gonna regret buying Aurier aren’t we ffs
— JAKC (@thesIvmpgod) December 6, 2017
— John Hueston (@johnrhueston) December 6, 2017