By Noel Whelan

8th Jul, 2020 | 1:32pm

'To be frank, what are they offering?' - Exclusive: Two Spurs players slaughtered by pundit

Noel Whelan has ripped into Tottenham pair Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier and insists Jose Mourinho is “asking for trouble” if he plays them alongside each other again.

The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims that the pair do not look “compatible” on the right-hand side after some shaky defensive displays.

Having started the pair alongside each other for the first three games since the restart, Mourinho axed Sanchez to bring in Toby Alderweireld for the win over Everton.

Whelan has blasted the pair for their inconsistent performances and suggests it would be a mistake if Mourinho was to pair them up again any time soon.

Whelan told Football Insider: “Aurier’s erratic at the best of times and Sanchez hasn’t really played consistently in enough games – you can’t be putting players in that haven’t performed regularly throughout the season, especially recently.

“Down that right-hand side, what are they offering? Very little, to be quite frank. It doesn’t seem a compatible pairing, put it that way, to get a good flow down the right-hand side.

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“You’re asking for trouble when you do things like that. Aurier can be very hit and miss, he’s very erratic, he doesn’t give you the right performance at times, sometimes you can’t trust him.” 

Sanchez has played 35 times across all competitions this season, with the Everton match the first Premier League game he has sat out in nine matches.

Aurier meanwhile has featured in all but one of Spurs’ Premier League games since September.

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