Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he’s happy with Serge Aurier so far this season, despite several concerning displays in the eyes of supporters.
The Argentine accepted the player had a tough afternoon against Liverpool on Sunday, but threw his support behind the player.
Aurier gave away a penalty at Anfield during the 2-1 result, which Mo Salah converted for the hosts to take the lead in the game after Jordan Henderson had equalised.
Speaking afterwards, Pochettino said (football.london): “I think I am happy with him. Of course today he’s not happy and nobody would be happy, it’s normal when you give away a penalty. Of course I understand that as well as anyone. You feel like you’re guilty but it’s not like this.
“Of course nothing to say about him or the squad. I am behind our squad, supporting them. We have 29 players, they will all have the opportunity to play and nothing to say.”
Pochettino may have supported the player in his press conference, but it remains to be seen if the Ivorian will remain in the starting XI for the next game.
TBR’s view – Pochettino must drop Aurier
Aurier was somewhat unlucky to concede the penalty on Mane, who did well to get in front of the 26-year-old.
It shouldn’t spare him from the axe though, as the full-back has been a concern defensively in previous games.
He remains very rash and always has the potential to cost Spurs in games, and Pochettino must see that and make a bold decision.