Spurs fans were less than impressed with Serge Aurier’s performance in Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat to RB Leipzig.
The Ivory Coast international struggled throughout the Champions League clash; earning a disappointing 6.31 rating for his performance. The 27-year-old has impressed so far this season; averaging an impressive 7.24 rating in all competitions for the North London club, but was unable to match his usual standards with a below-par display against Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
Aurier struggled to deal with the combination of Angelino and Timo Werner, who were deployed on the left-hand side for the Bundesliga title hopefuls and he also struggled with his passing throughout the match; with only 64% of his passes finding their mark.
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Reaction from Spurs fans to Aurier’s disappointing display can be seen in the tweets below.
Aurier has been absolute trash tonight. Once he’s restricted going forward, he does absolutely nothing positive for the side. #thfc
— Ali (@alimohddshahid) February 19, 2020
— Aaron Gratton (@ABGratton24) February 19, 2020
Aurier please please get out of my club
— Laura Woodhatch (@LauraWoodhatch) February 19, 2020
Aurier is awful. Braindead. Positioning is Sunday league.
— Mälu (@DJMalu_official) February 19, 2020
Lucas is trying imo. Aurier is just an embarrassment and is in the Gilberto league of fullbacks for us
— Neil Monaghan (@NeilMonaghan619) February 19, 2020
— chris bradley (@crilly_09) February 19, 2020
#THFC how on earth can we continue with that defensive liability Aurier. Every game his defensive play & passing is woeful. How poor is our squad that we continue with him as our first choice right back.
— John Wardell (@oldjdub) February 19, 2020
We look massively weak down our right side. Aurier and Gedson both looking vulnerable #THFC
— The N17 Podcast (@N17Pod) February 19, 2020
These Spurs fans clearly weren’t impressed with Aurier’s performance against Leipzig and will be hoping for better when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday.
What do we think?
Aurier, who is valued at £18 million (as per Transfermarkt), was certainly not at his best against Leipzig on Wednesday night and perhaps Japhet Tanganga will be in line to replace the Ivorian defender in the starting line-up at the weekend, with the 20-year-old having featured there under Jose Mourinho.