Paul Robinson was in awe of Serge Aurier after he played twice for Tottenham in a week in which he tragically lost his brother.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, described the mental strength of the 27-year-old as “absolutely incredible”.
The player’s brother, Christopher, was shot outside a nightclub in Toulouse last week and died in hospital shortly after.
Despite this, Serge Aurier played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday and the 3-0 victory over Leicester City yesterday.
Robinson admitted that he did not expect to see the right-back again this season given the news.
“It is absolutely unreal,” he told Football Insider.
“The mental strength that the lad must have is absolutely sensational.
“People deal with things in different ways but after the tragic news that we heard you did not think for one minute that we would see him in a Tottenham shirt again this season. That would have been completely understandable.
“You cannot comprehend something like that and you cannot understand what he has had to go through. So to play two games of football is absolutely incredible.”
Aurier, when speaking on the death of his brother to French publication La Depeche, said: “I have no feeling of hatred or revenge. I work in a profession where you have to be calm. I’m calm.
“I have faith in justice. I am saddened, I am in regret. I continue to mourn the death of my brother.”
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