Alan Hutton suggests Spurs player’s performances cannot be trusted

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Tottenham Hotspur were once again unable to hold onto a lead when they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.

The away side took the lead within the space of the first minute following Harry Kane’s quick reaction to Heung-Min Son’s effort which cannoned back off the woodwork.

Paulo Gazzaniga, who is deputising in goal for the injured Hugo Lloris put in one of his best display’s for the club, however, somewhat frustratingly both goals he conceded came from errors involving the two full-backs.

Former Spurs defender Alan Hutton has heavily criticised Serge Aurier by claiming that the Ivorian has been difficult to watch this season.

Aurier has become a liability in the Spurs backline having already been sent off within the space of the first thirty minutes against Southampton and gave away a penalty at Liverpool which proved to be the goal to condemn Mauricio Pochettino’s side to defeat.

Hutton believes that Spurs need players who can perform reliably, rather than cause more issues in an already difficult season.

Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s difficult to watch at times. One minute he does something brilliant and then the next minute it’s as if he just switches off.

“It’s his third or fourth penalty he’s given away – it’s just clumsy. It’s clumsy not knowing where the attacking player is and it’s a big swing. He did well initially, I thought, to get the ball but just keep concentrating.

“He’s taken a big lash at it and ended up kicking him in the back of the leg. It’s happening too much for my liking and I think when you’re in a difficult situation as Tottenham have been, you need people out there who you can trust to give you consistent performances.

“Playing him, you don’t know what you’re going to get. I can’t see him just sticking with it.”

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