Paul Robinson has heaped praise on Tottenham defender Serge Aurier after he “showed the best of himself” against Sheffield United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one claimed the 28-year-old is “amazing” going forward but is “let down” by his defensive frailties.
Aurier started his fourth consecutive game on Sunday as Spurs thrashed Sheffield United 4-0.
The right-back showed off his attacking prowess by grabbing two assists and boasting 95 per cent pass accuracy in the win. (Wyscout)
Football Insider revealed in March that Tottenham were planning to offload Aurier this summer with some of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff regarding him as “uncoachable”.
However, Mourinho’s dismissal may provide the full-back with another chance at Spurs provided the next manager wants to keep him.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Aurier’s display against Sheffield United, Robinson said: “Serge Aurier really surprised me last night
“I thought he was brilliant.
“Attacking-wise he showed us what he can do and luckily he was not tested defensively. That is where his weakness lies. He brings so much going forward but his defensive frailties let him down.
“That is what cost him his place to Doherty earlier in the season and the reason they signed Doherty in the first place.
“Aurier is amazing going forward. He has great pace, can overlap the winger and his delivery from wide areas is brilliant. Last night he showed the best of Serge Aurier but the reason we saw that is because he didn’t get tested defensively.”