Jamie Brown from The Daily Hotspur has been speaking on the latest edition of the Last Word on Spurs about all things Tottenham Hotspur after they lost 2-1 to Liverpool at Anfield.
One of the topics that he spent a little bit of time on was Serge Aurier, who was up against Sadio Mane and, apart from one moment when Mane spun him (2:18), did a pretty decent job and earned a solid 7.2 rating from WhoScored and a 8/10 rating from Football.London.
Brown, though was full of praise for Aurier’s display.
He said: “Serge Aurier was absolutely outstanding [on Wednesday night].
“The way that Aurier handled [Mane] was absolutely fantastic.
“The progression that he has made has been absolutely outstanding.
“The way he is able to use his body to win fouls, he is able to get us out of difficult situations.
“He has just come so far as a player, and he was just so switched on, and that’s what you’ve got to have when you are playing in a system like that.”
Were you impressed by Aurier?
Yes, he was solid
No, he struggled
TIF Thoughts on Aurier’s display…
However, even last season, he was good in the league and ended the season as Spurs’ third-highest rated player, so it is interesting to see him continue this sort of form and at the moment, he is keeping Matt Doherty out of the side in the league, having played all of Spurs’ last five league games.