Serge Aurier has seemingly suggested on Instagram that he is fit again in a post alongside Davinson Sanchez on his story – after missing his side’s last four league and cup matches with a foot injury.
Aurier, 28, suffered a foot injury potentially in the defeat to West Brom and has subsequently missed matches against Manchester City, West Ham, Wolfsberger and Everton in the FA Cup. Now, he is seemingly back.
In the Ivory Coast captain’s absense, Matt Doherty has been used on the right of the defence as has Japhet Tanganga – with the Spurs academy product showing plenty of versatility again despite naturally being a centre-back.
Spurs are next in action against Austrian side Wolfsberger on Thursday night in North London, as they take a 4-1 first-leg aggregate score in to the second clash. Aurier could well feature, following his post on Instagram.
TBR’s view – Aurier return is crucial for Tottenham
Matt Doherty has proved to be more defensive than Aurier – as is Tanganga given he is naturally a centre-back. While Aurier is capable of a mistake and is better going forward than he is defensively, he could help get rid of the errors.
That is because the Ivorian’s desire to get forward means Spurs push the left winger of the opposition back into his own half. Aurier’s presence means other teams sit deeper, and the North Londoners enjoy better territory.
Spurs profited from it against West Brom and although the Baggies have been poor this season, the Baggies have held Liverpool and Manchester United in recent weeks. Aurier should start on Sunday against Burnley.