Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has left the door open for Serge Aurier to make his debut against Everton on Saturday, but he also suggested that the match has come too early for the Ivorian.
🗣️"It will be tough, but maybe he will be in contention"
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 7, 2017
Aurier sealed a move to the North London outfit from Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day.
The 24-year-old only touched down in the UK on Thursday following the international break, which has not left him with much time to prepare for the match.
It is likely that Kieran Trippier will start in the right-back role, but he has struggled to impress the fans in the early stages of the season.
Kyle Walker-Peters is also available, but starting the inexperienced 20-year-old could be a risk.
Pochettino discussed team news during his pre-match press conference on Thursday, and after his update on Aurier, fans have been discussing on Twitter whether or not he should start.
Some supporters are keen to bring the full-back into the fold, while others would rather wait for next Wednesday’s Champions League group match against Borussia Dortmund.
Start KWP and Aurier against Dortmund
— Shoaib Sheikh (@Shoaib_THFC_28) September 7, 2017
He ruled out KWP starting against Newcastle and he started. Fingers crossed Aurier gets a start! #coys
— Come On You Spurs (@aitchy_coys) September 7, 2017
Don't play Aurier. Keep him for the Dortmund game
— ✨ (@BigChrisDinero) September 7, 2017
I put more importance on Dortmund game for Serge. Maybe a late run out vs Everton. He did just play 2 games for country, travel & move to UK
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) September 7, 2017
I believe he's talking about choosing between Kyle Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier. Trippier can wave from the bench…
— Demising (@actualdemising) September 7, 2017
Aurier or KWP
No Trippier please 😭
— Danny (@dannyosmond777) September 7, 2017
Start him!!!!! He'll adapt!!!
— tobywallaceTIPS (@tobywallace5) September 7, 2017
Need him ready for Dortmund
— Verallo 84 (@Verallo84) September 7, 2017