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Tottenham fans react as Aurier suffers ‘tear’ on AFCON duty

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Tottenham fans react as Aurier suffers ‘tear’ on AFCON duty

Tottenham Hotspur full-back Serge Aurier is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a suspected serious injury whilst playing for the Ivory Coast.

The defender had to leave the field of play during the 1-0 defeat to Morocco, and his assessment of the situation does not sound particularly encouraging.

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He said (quoted by Sky Sports): “I think it [remainder of the tournament] may be over because I felt something. It may be a tear.”

Aurier did not give any more details, but it is likely that the former Paris Saint-Germain’s pre-season preparations will be affected.

It is a big blow for Aurier, who will have been looking for a big showing at AFCON amid speculation about Kieran Trippier’s, and his own, future at Tottenham.

The 26-year-old has never really convinced the masses following his £23 million switch (BBC Sport) to north London.

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In his two years at the club he has been unable to nail down a regular starting role, instead battling it out with Englishmen Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Tottenham fans react

News of Aurier’s injury has frustrated a lot of Tottenham fans.

Last term he struggled with thigh, groin and hamstring issues and his latest knock has seen some supporters turn against him:


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