Kevin Phillips has panned Serge Aurier and insisted he’s not the answer to the Tottenham need for a top class right-back.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England striker and former Leicester City, Stoke City and Derby County coach claimed his view is shared by the many Spurs supporters he knows.
Aurier has been transformed from a fringe player under ex-Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino into a key man by Jose Mourinho.
The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international has started all 11 Premier League matches under the Portugese in his most sustained spell in the team since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017.
“Unfortunately he’s not the answer for Tottenham,” Phillips told Football Insider.
“I come from down there, I know a lot of Tottenham supporters – they’ve been disappointed, they don’t see him as the solution but I think this kid Tanganga, there will be a lot of people talking about him now so there’s competition for places.”
Aurier is in line to feature for Tottenham once again in their latest Premier League fixture, against Norwich City at home tonight.
He has started 18 of Spurs’ 23 league games this season following the summer sale of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.
The north Londoners have slipped to eighth in the table – nine points adrift of Chelsea in fourth place – after collecting just two points from their last four matches in the competition.
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