Date: 23rd October 2019 at 7:20am
Written by: Alan Johnson

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.

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.

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