'100x better', 'Very average' - Tottenham fans divided over key figure v Everton
Tottenham fans have been left divided over the performance of defender Serge Aurier after he played a key role in the club’s clash against Everton on Saturday.
The Ivory Coast right back set up Heung-min Son for the opening goal of the game with what looked like a mishit shot, which fell into a position for the 25-year-old winger to poke home and score in his fifth consecutive home game.
Son proceeded to set up star striker Harry Kane for their second goal, but despite the South Korean international’s star performance, the fans still took to Twitter to discuss Aurier’s involvement, which left the Tottenham faithful divided.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets, starting with those who were left raving over his contribution:
Serge Aurier sending Trippier back to Burnley
— brandon. (@CoysLad) January 13, 2018
Aurier is 100x better than Trippier
— Joseph Grant ⚽️⚪️ (@Losgrantos) January 13, 2018
quality performance so far, aurier is class #COYS
— oN Kieran (@oNKiers) January 13, 2018
Aurier proving why he is such a top right wing back pushing that far up the pitch consistently , could improve slightly defensively but a good signing #COYS
— THFCupdates (@COYSupdates61) January 13, 2018
However, there were those who were not impressed with what they saw from the 25-year-old’s contribution:
Aurier ain’t very good is he. #COYS
— Danny. (@DannyTHFC_) January 13, 2018
Aurier has great potential for sure but I certainly agree Tripp offers so much more with his final ball
— Dubspurs (@Dubswede) January 13, 2018
You reckon Aurier has played well? Think he has been very average …crossing hasn’t been all that
— Andy-THFC (@andynolanmb20) January 13, 2018
I’ve yet to see the qualities of Aurier. He seems quite the liability
— Mr Spurfect (@MrOKanenas) January 13, 2018
Having arrived from Paris Saint Germain over the summer, Aurier has battled it out with former Burnley man Kieran Trippier the role of right back in the starting XI, with manager Mauricio Pochettino having regularly rotated between the duo.
As a result Saturday’s outing was the 45-cap Ivory Coast international’s 16th appearances of the campaign, having featured as the regular choice in the Champions League with five displays in Europe.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are in the hunt for a £17.5million-rated Champions League enforcer.