Tottenham enjoyed a 5-0 win over FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) on Tuesday and Serge Aurier was a standout performer. The 26-year-old has come in for a lot of criticism this season, but he impressed on the European stage and temporarily silenced his critics.
Aurier was positive in possession and had a hand in three goals on the night. The Ivorian international won the corner that led to Spurs’ opener (Erik Lamela corner headed home by Harry Kane), he played a through ball for Erik Lamela to assist Heung-min Son, and he assisted Lamela for the fourth.
Aurier, Sanchez, Davies were brilliant at the back tonight.
I will not listen to ANY negativity, they were brilliant and that is the response we needed.
Ndombele, Sissoko, Son, Kane and Lamela were faultless.
— Rob (@RobMDK) October 22, 2019
Some points from that game:
-Lamela is class
-Lo Celso can replace Eriksen
-Sanchez is a great CB
-On his day Aurier is incredible
-Son will win Ballon d'Or
-Dele is back
-Kane is back
The Spurs are back.
If you say 'Its just Red Star', you're dum dum, bc this is what we needed.
— Allen (@thfcelery) October 22, 2019
— fluffiwaffles (@fluffiwaffles) October 22, 2019
#THFC on fire tonight. Could have had even more. Main takeaways – confidence restored, group picture much more healthy, big performances from Son, Kane, Aurier and Lamela, and a few getting some rest ahead of #LFC this weekend. #totczv
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) October 22, 2019
Aurier & Vertonghen played well…Ndombele showing signs of what he can do…. Lo Celso looks a nippy player.
— Martin Dolan (@Martindolan101) October 22, 2019
As per WhoScored, Aurier played a full 90 minutes, made 83 touches, won two aerial duels, made five tackles, created four chances, made 51 passes with 84.3% accuracy, drew two fouls, made three clearances, whipped in two crosses with 50% accuracy and made one successful dribble.
The right-back has made six appearances in all competitions this season, making two assists. Aurier has been a regular in recent weeks, but he will have Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth ready to pounce if he’s underperforming.
Mauricio Pochettino has kept the faith in Aurier, however, and was rewarded against Crvena zvezda.