Mauricio Pochettino announced his starting XI to play Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Wednesday night, and Tottenham fans were in heaven when they found out Serge Aurier was playing.
It marks Aurier’s Tottenham debut after a late summer transfer was confirmed from Paris Saint-Germaain.
The £22.5million transfer was in some doubt after he had problems getting a Visa, but that was sorted in time for the August 31 deadline.
Kieran Trippier makes way but is on the bench alongside Kyle Walker-Peters.
The team news was announced on the official Tottenham Twitter account on Wednesday evening, ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off at Wembley.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 13, 2017
Tottenham fans are excited at the prospect of seeing Aurier play for the first time, and he’ll be patrolling the flanks with Ben Davies, ahead of a back-three made up of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez.
This Is Furbol has rounded up the best tweets from Tottenham fans.
— Longman (@i_am_Longman) September 13, 2017
What a team. Thank you Poch for starting Aurier???????????? #COYS
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) September 13, 2017
AURIER! Yes! That team really SHOULD win tonight. Unreal. Fingers, toes and everything else are crossed! #COYS
— Kev J. Stewart (@KevJStewart) September 13, 2017
— MjK (@mini_knighty) September 13, 2017
— Barrett Deitz (@BarrettDeitz) September 13, 2017
Best starting 11 available, good to see Aurier, has plenty of Champions League experience #COYS
— Leona broom (@LeonaBroom) September 13, 2017
Aurier to have the game of his career, also will grab a clean sheet & assist to top it off. coys
— George (@TheStorySoSpurs) September 13, 2017
— Vissagan (@Vissagan) September 13, 2017
Tottenham fans will be hopping for three points at Wembley in a crucial Champions League game.
They know that with CL favourites Real Madrid in their group, that they’re probably contesting the second qualifying spot against Dortmund, and a win at home is vital.