'On another level, 'Nailed on' - Tottenham fans urge Poch to hand full league debut to explosive ace v West Ham
By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to call on Mauricio Pochettino to hand Serge Aurier his full Premier League debut on Saturday.
The White Hart Lane manager must choose to between Kieran Trippier or £24million summer signing Aurier to start on the right side of his defence against West Ham at the London Stadium.
The Ivory Coast international has made only two appearances for Spurs since his late August transfer from Paris-Saint Germain but made a huge impression with his performance in the 3-1 Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund.
He has made only a substitute appearance in the Premier League, which came in Spurs’ goalless draw against Swansea City last weekend.
The Tottenham faithful are calling on Pochettino to start Aurier in what will be a fiercely contested derby at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
On Saturday, Aurier must be a starter at right wing-back. Is on another level in comparison to Trippier. #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) September 21, 2017
Aurier is good.Rose serious loss..need pace which we don’t have.will there be trouble around ground?
— KIERAN SPURSLIFE (@gloryglorythfc1) September 22, 2017
Toby Sanchez Verts
Aurier Dier Dembele Davies
Similar pitch to Wembley. Added pace needed. Dele on bench. #thfc
— Sean (@Tottingham_Sean) September 22, 2017
Aurier is clearly the better athletic, more aggressive & clever. its a simple decision to be fair.
— Richard Mintram (@rmintram89) September 22, 2017
Aurier is one of the best right backs in Europe, Trippier is a good back up but is many, many levels below him. He’d better bloody start.
— James in Suffolk (@OnlyExcalispurs) September 21, 2017
Pls pick Aurier over Trippier pls
— adam harris (@adamh6341) September 21, 2017
Aurier should be nailed on every week. Trippier for cups only
— FPL1882 (@johnsmithspurs) September 21, 2017
Aurier has won early favour with many Spurs fans because of his explosive playing style.
Signed as a replacement for Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City for £50million this summer, the 24-year-old is super quick, athletic and able to bomb up and down the right flank,
Many regard him as ideally suited to the wing-back role.