Tottenham Hotspur gave their chances of finishing in the top four of the English Premier League a big boost on Sunday after narrowly defeating Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
It took until the 88th minute for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to find the breakthrough, which predictably came from Harry Kane. It was the English striker’s 35th goal of the season, a total he’s managed in just 36 matches.
While fans were pleased with the result, the performance left a lot to be desired, with many frustrated by the side’s inability to comfortably get ahead against the Eagles.
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Much of the criticism was aimed at Serge Aurier who produced a pretty poor performance, failing to cross from the right flank accurately and even failing to take throw-ins consistently.
The Ivory Coast international joined from Paris Saint-Germain last summer but has failed to win over supporters, with many now calling for him to be dropped and replaced with Kieran Trippier.
They took to Twitter to discuss his role in the first team…
Aurier has to be one of the worst players we have ever bought. Whoever scouted him should be fired. Can't stay on his feet, can't defend, can't tackle, can't cross, can't throw in…he's dogshit. #THFC #COYS
— Simon Hewett (@sihewett) February 25, 2018
— Alf Love (@alf_love47) February 25, 2018
Have Aurier a chance but he’s no improvement on Tripps. At least Trips can cross a ball without hitting the first man! #THFC
— Aaron Robinson (@Big_RobzTHFC) February 25, 2018
Aurier shouldn't EVER play for spurs again. #thfc
— Patrick Souza (@PatrickRSouza) February 25, 2018
I know he cost £23m but is Serge Aurier really a better option than Kieren Trippier?
This 'anyone who's played in France must be great' thing is dubious at best.
— CD SpursRangers (@SumFatbloke) February 25, 2018
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) February 25, 2018
— Callum Erskine (@erskinetweets) February 25, 2018
Aurier’s performance today was the worst from a Spurs player so far this season. 3 foul throws, countless scuffed crosses and miss of the season from 2 yards out. Trippier in for Juve game. #THFC #COYS #COYSApp
— COYS.com (@COYS_com) February 25, 2018