Mauricio Pochettino should consider dropping Kieran Trippier and handing a run of starts to Serge Aurier.
The Ivorian was named as a substitute against Manchester City for Monday night’s Premier League clash, and watched as the England international struggled against Raheem Sterling.
Trippier was shaky defensively, and was caught out of position a number of times.
He was arguably at fault for the winning City goal at Wembley, by attempting a tame backwards header which Sterling latched onto.
That proved costly, with Tottenham unable to overturn the 1-0 scoreline.
Aurier’s time to shine?
It could be time for Pochettino to consider handing Aurier some starts – if anything to throw down the gauntlet to an underperforming Trippier.
Aurier has been breathing down his teammate’s neck this term, performing well in the odd appearances he’s made, particularly against Internazionale in the Champions League.
The Ivorian, a £23 million signing from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, struggled last season.
He was firmly rooted to the substitutes’ bench and was a long way off Trippier, but now could be his time.
Pochettino should think about handing him a run of games as he arguably deserves his chance.
He appears to have matured a bit more this term, which has been a major concern with the player in the past.
Trippier had an amazing World Cup but has done little to impress for Spurs, especially in defensive terms.