'A bit too much' – Ginola says one Tottenham star struggled to cope with Juventus game
Spurs legend David Ginola has said that Serge Aurier struggled in the first 15 minutes of the Champions League draw in Turin with Italian giants Juventus.
The former France winger was co-hosting the Alan Brazil talkSPORT breakfast show on Wednesday morning, broadcast at 06:00 when he made the claim.
After going 2-0 down to the Serie A side through a Gonzalo Higuain brace in the 2nd and 9th minutes, Ginola felt that the game was “a bit too much” for the Ivorian right-back who had come into the side replacing Kieran Trippier.
The 51-year-old said that the 25-year-old had problems covering the right-flank, being pulled forwards and backwards by a strong Juve left wing which ultimately led to the Spurs defender giving away a penalty.
Mauricio Pochettino has more recently gone with Trippier at the back who was in awesome form against Arsenal and Liverpool and there were eyebrows raised with the manager’s decision to alter the right-back spot.
However, Ginola felt that once the Spurs boss altered the side’s formation, they soon got to grips with Massimiliano Allegri’s team and began to create plenty of problems for their experienced opposition.
Harry Kane rounded Gianluigi Buffon in the 35th minute to slot home and a Christian Eriksen free-kick in the second-half put the North Londoners ahead in the tie on the away goal rule.
In other Tottenham news, ‘Not up to the job,’ ‘Liability’ – Spurs fans one man’s display v Juventus (not Aurier).