By Paul Robinson

21st Dec, 2020 | 4:00pm

'That's Why Tottenham Spent £15m' - Exclusive: Spurs man savaged by pundit

Paul Robinson has blasted Tottenham defender Serge Aurier for his performance against Leicester City on Sunday.

The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 27-year-old’s display showed why the club signed Matt Doherty in the summer.

Jamie Vardy gave Leicester City the lead from the spot on the stroke of half time after Aurier was penalised for a barge on Wesley Fofana.

The 2-0 loss was Aurier‘s sixth consecutive Premier League start, the full-back having won his place back in Jose Mourinho’s side from £15million summer signing Matt Doherty.

This site revealed that Aurier, who is in line for a new deal at Spurs, will be replaced by Doherty over the festive period as a result of his costly error.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the Ivory Coast international’s performance, Robinson said: “It was not a good performance.

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He has been playing so well and has turned Mourinho’s opinion around but that was not one of his better games in a Spurs shirt.

“Things happen on football pitches sometimes that you cannot explain and sometimes the player himself cannot explain what he has done. It was a crazy, rash challenge on the corner of the box. He was nowhere near the goal, there was no goal threat. It was just a complete rush of blood.

“It was out of character for the way he has been playing this season but not out of character for the way he was playing last season.

“That was an example of why they brought Doherty in for £15million.”

In other news, Tottenham may sign 27-year-old playmaker next month after big ESPN reveal, according to Football Insider pundit.