Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier had been winning some praise of late from fans following his showings but in last night’s EFL Cup third round clash with Watford at Stadium: MK, the 25-year-old picked up a clear injury towards the end of the game and many now feel that given the games we have coming up, he will be a definite loss for us.
With fans torn over Kieran Trippier’s relative form this season, Aurier had reestablished himself as real competition and an alternative option but manager Mauricio Pochettino explained post game that he had suffered a quad issue and ‘it’s not a good thing’.
Plenty are obviously expecting a lengthy layoff now.
Terrible timing. As he was showing his quality as well. Good chance for Walker-Peters to show what he can do. #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) September 26, 2018
Not good news. Especially we have Barcelona and City coming up…
— Cenk (@ForzaYids) September 26, 2018
That's a real shame – starting to become the player we obviously thought we were getting. At least we have Trippier & KWP back there. Fair strength in depth.
— Dan Furmage #FBPE (@DanielFurmage) September 27, 2018
KWP gonna get some big games…
— Luke Neville (@lukenev13) September 26, 2018
What a pity, particularly as he had another strong game. The saving challenge in the first half was vital. https://t.co/wOUqUMUJkS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) September 26, 2018
You can see he's been working on his positioning and decision making – noticed couple of times he stayed on his feet when he woulda def used to slid in
— hlfstp (@hlf_stp) September 27, 2018
He’s looked so good recently
— Adam McCulloch (@mccullocha) September 26, 2018
What a shame! I have faith in him. However with Trippier’s form and Poch’s rotation, KWP has an opportunity. It’s up to him.
— katsa (@PeterKatsa) September 27, 2018
As the above social media comments suggest, whilst a number are disappointed with the news, others feel it’s the perfect chance for youngster Kyle Walker-Peters to take his shot in defence as understudy as big things are expected from that man as he continues his own development in the game.