Alan Hutton has ripped into Tottenham defender Serge Aurier for his performance in the win over Arsenal.
The former Spurs and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has blasted the Ivorian for “switching off” and suggests Jose Mourinho may look to replace him in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on a poor touch from the 27-year-old to open the scoring, while the Gunners found plenty of joy down the defender’s right-hand flank.
Despite victory, Hutton tore into the former PSG man and suggests he faces a fight to keep his place during the summer transfer window.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Obviously with everything that’s happened over the weekend with his brother, it’s been really difficult so my thoughts and prayers go out to him.
“From a purely footballing perspective it’s been difficult, from box to box he’s a great athlete – he’s strong, he’s physical – but sometimes he lacks the final ball or the one-v-one defending.
“He can switch off at times, he’s done it quite a lot recently and I think the defence is the one area where Jose Mourinho sits at home and pulls his hair out over because they have got decent talent but individual mistakes like Aurier and they’re all over the place at times.
“It’s an area where if they want to really progress and make the top four, they’re going to have to sort it out this summer in the window.”
Aurier has been a mainstay for Jose Mourinho this season, with 39 appearances across all competitions.
He has started every single one of the Lilywhites’ games since the return of the Premier League and has chipped in with one assist from those six games.
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