'Liability', 'Sold this summer' - Tottenham fans slam speed machine's first half v Bournemouth
Tottenham fans have taken to social media to slam the first half performance of Serge Aurier during the club’s away clash at Bournemouth.
The Lilywhites, fresh from being knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of Juventus, were hoping to bounce back with a bright display against the Cherries, with the opportunity to leapfrog Liverpool into third place at hand after the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.
It was Eddie Howe’s men who made the better start though, launching a blistering counter attack after five minutes which left two attackers through on goal, but were denied by the crossbar.
However minutes later and Hugo Lloris was beaten, Junior Stanislas striking home with a firm hit after the Spurs defence failed to clear the ball.
Of those in the Tottenham back four, it was Ivory Coast speed machine Aurier who bore the brunt of the fans’ frustrations, with many suggesting that Kieran Trippier, who he replaced in the starting XI for the clash, should be first choice instead.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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Aurier can be sold this summer. Brings nothing to the team, dont use his pace, terrible crossing, can’t defend
— Teezie (@Teezie90s) March 11, 2018
Spurs lack any sort of rhythm when in possession. Forwards need to create more and Aurier needs to be further back.
— George (@GeorgeFtbl) March 11, 2018
Rose and Aurier ????
— tehTrunk (@tehTrunk) March 11, 2018
Getting to a stage I don’t want to even watch Tottenham when Aurier is playing
— ???? Hoggy ???? (@TheHoggy) March 11, 2018
After 20mins i Think Tottenham are right. Toby not worth the money & by the way what a shocking RB aurier is
— mark nelson (@marknels67) March 11, 2018
— Duncan Wood (@DUNCJWOOD) March 11, 2018
Rose and Aurier doing their best to prove why Davies and Trippier have become first choice ???? #COYS
— Boggo (@Boggo1) March 11, 2018
You know what i love about Aurier and Sanchez partnership?
Nothing… it's sucks…#BOUTOT
— Vladimir Wolf (@Volkov_Vova11) March 11, 2018
Dembele, wanyama, rose and aurier have been woeful thus far
— TMinch (@TobyFMinch) March 11, 2018
Aurier is def a liability. Missed first goal…what happened?
— Man from JARRETT ???? (@jarrettreckse) March 11, 2018
Aurier made up for his defensive errors with an impressive cross which saw Dele Alli level after 35 minutes, the 25-year-old grabbing what was his fourth assist in his 22nd appearance of the season.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has been at the centre of a huge Spurs dressing room bust-up.