'Cannot help but laugh' - Ian Wright destroys £23m Tottenham player
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has absolutely destroyed Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier for breaking an unwanted Premier League record in the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
Aurier, 25, had the humiliation of becoming the first player in England’s top-flight to be penalised for three foul-throws in a single game.
On top of that, the former Paris Saint-Germain star fluffed what looked to be a certain goal when he failed to tap the ball into an open net in the second-half.
It was a performance to forget for the Ivory Coast international, who is yet to find his groove at Tottenham following his £23million switch from PSG last summer.
Former Arsenal striker Wright did not hold back though, and slammed Aurier for his ill-fortune at Selhurst.
“It’s not even the case of taking throw-ins, you just know how to take them from a young age,” said Wright, as shown on BBC 5 Live Sport’s official Twitter account on Monday night.
“It’s the basic thing you should know as a professional footballer is how to take a throw-in and when you see it you cannot help but laugh.”
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) February 26, 2018
Aurier has made 20 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season.
The Ivorian has managed to score one goal and supply three assists, but he is yet to really find any consistency.
Mauricio Pochettino’s policy of rotating his full-backs perhaps has not helped Aurier to hit a purple patch with Kieran Trippier constantly replacing him in the starting line-up.
The ex-PSG right-back has been phenomenal in some games like against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, but his woeful displays against West Ham in the Premier League and Juventus earlier this month are seemingly ones that are becoming more memorable to fans.
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