Date: 17th July 2019 at 2:02pm
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According to Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard, Mauricio Pochettino isn’t planning on signing a replacement for Kieran Trippier. The Tottenham manager is reportedly content being left with Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back, despite the trio spending much of 2018/19 on the periphery.

Aurier amassed 563 minutes of Premier League football last season, Walker-Peters racked up 374 and Foyth had 888. Pochettino clearly didn’t trust any one of the trio at right-back despite Trippier’s poor form throughout the campaign, so his decision not to sign a replacement is a strange move.

It’s not a surprise that Pochettino is considering internal options, as Tottenham haven’t made any progress with potential targets. Max Aarons is still at Norwich, Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined Manchester United and it’s unlikely that Dani Alves would come to Spurs. This decision may anger supporters, however.

Few would argue that Trippier was at his best last season, but they wouldn’t advocate selling their first-choice right-back without having a replacement in mind. Fans aren’t convinced Aurier, Walker-Peters and Foyth are good enough options in Trippier’s stead, so this latest move won’t be a popular decision.

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4 Replies to “Opinion: Latest report is a strange move by Mauricio Pochettino, supporters won’t be happy”

  • what is strange about it poch is just being consistent
    he has made mistakes with his substitutes last season and the season before plus the howler starting harry in the final
    instead of lucas now he is breaking up a pretty solid defense
    i no he is bound by club policy but sometimes you have to grow a pair and tell the club these players must stay as they already have the quality why wait to develop players to reach that quality
    and it cannot be about money as levy said the stadium will not affect the buying of new players also we have not bought anyone in two windows so the money is not the issue and there age cannot be the issue as we offered Jan Vertonghen a new contract and he is older than all of the players being sold

  • If Aurier could stay fit for more than a few weeks we may get something out of him. Sadly in two years he has proven to be injury prone.

    As it stands our current RB’s are not good enough.

    I think when Rose goes Sess will be brought in. I can live with Davies, Sess at LB. A steady Eddie with a talented youngster keeping him on his toes.

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