Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from their woes in European competition mid-week with a strong English Premier League win away to Bournemouth on Sunday.
Victory was crucial in their bid to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League and they didn’t disappoint with a thumping 4-1 victory.
With Harry Kane injured in the first half, goalscoring duties fell to others with Son Heung-min popping up to net a second half double to put the game beyond doubt before Serge Aurier rounded off the scoring started by Dele Alli, a goal which Aurier also assisted.
The Ivory coast international has received plenty of criticism this season, but fans were pleased to see him chip in with an important contribution on Sunday, believing he has the potential to go on and be an important first team star for Mauricio Pochettino.
More direct goal contributions would certainly help his case.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his 90 minutes on Sunday…
Understand the stick Aurier gets from fans after some brainless decisions since he joined, but I genuinely prefer him to Trippier.
— Wink Murder (@WinkMurders) March 11, 2018
I thought Aurier and Rose we superb. What a difference pace makes down the flanks! #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) March 11, 2018
@Serge_aurier will be regarded as the best full back in the country this time next year. He just needs a full pre-season & more experience of the EPL. He’s got all the attributes to be an exceptional talent. #coys #thfc #spurs #aurier
— Rich Thayne (@Rdathayne) March 11, 2018
Well done Serge.
— Corax (The artist formerly known as Rax N17) (@RaxscallionTHFC) March 11, 2018
Well Aurier had a really good game. Glad he scored #COYS
— Sam (@KrixOG) March 11, 2018
Did I just see Aurier score a goal. Yes, yes I did. My heart be still. #COYS
— John Sullivan (@jsbelmont) March 11, 2018
Players and managers used to get time. Modern football fans want everything now and much like spurs is a work in progress i also believe Aurier is. If he isn't Poch will get shot like he has got rid of everyone else that doesn't fit the project #spurs #BOUTOT #COYS @Serge_aurier
— Paul McDougall (@thelifeofpmcd) March 11, 2018