By Russell Edge

26th Dec, 2017 | 11:41am

'Am I dreaming', 'Tears in my eyes' - Tottenham fans rave over shock decision v Southampton

Tottenham fans have turned to social media to rave over manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to start Serge Aurier in their boxing day clash against Southampton.

Spurs revealed their starting line up via their official Twitter account, which confirmed that the Argentine boss had chosen to make just two changes from the 3-0 win over Burnley last time out.

Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko were both replaced by Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele, as Spurs look to continue their fine run of form over recent weeks.

However, it was the inclusion of Aurier, starting his second successive game, which shocked the Tottenham faithful, with many surprised that Pochettino had not opted to rotate him out for Kieran Trippier, as has been the case throughout the season.

The fans took to Twitter to express their delight at the Ivory Coast fullback’s appearance, with many suggesting he is set to be the first choice in the future.

Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:

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The Lilywhites saw off the Clarets at Turf Moor thanks to a hat trick from star striker Harry Kane, which drew him level with the 22-year-old record set by Premier League legend Alan Shearer for most league goals scored in a calendar year, standing at 36.

The victory meant that Spurs spent Christmas sitting in fifth place in the table, a point behind Liverpool in fourth, while ahead of north London rivals Arsenal in sixth on goal difference.

In other Tottenham news, Graeme Souness has blasted the club’s “excuses” for their league performances this season.

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