Alan Hutton blasted Tottenham defender Serge Aurier for getting himself sent off in the 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs defender revealed that he thought Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino would be justified to view the right-back as a liability after he picked up two bookings in the space of four minutes.
Aurier’s second yellow card was for a foul on Ryan Bertrand in the 31st minute of the match with the Spurs right-back being viewed as unfairly pulling the Southampton flyer back.
Hutton admitted that he thought Aurier’s second yellow of the game was harsh as the ball looked like it may have gone out of play but then insisted that a player of the defender’s experience shouldn’t be making such silly decisions.
When asked whether Aurier’s decision-making causes Pochettino to view him as a liability, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think so.
“That could have turned the game easily with Tottenham on a bad run of form.
“I mean it’s just silly decisions, you can’t do that as a professional footballer, you can’t be acting like that.
“Four minutes between two yellows, it’s just silly, to be honest, I thought the second one was harsh, the ball looked like it could have gone out of play just before.
“Bertrand got the wrong side of him and he’s kind of had a little bit of a pull at him…but as an experienced player, you can’t do that.”
Aurier was starting his third league match in a row for Pochettino this season and he already racked up one assist in his 2019/20 campaign so far.
Last season, the 26-year-old struggled to oust Kieran Trippier from the first-team and only managed eight league appearances in total.