Tottenham ran out 4-2 victors against Olympiacos in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge. The result means that Tottenham are now assured of a place in the knockout phase of the competition.
It was very much a game of two halves, as the visitors started the game in fantastic fashion and raced into a two-goal lead.
Spurs failed to create too many clear cut chances in the first half but a defensive error by Olympiacos allowed Dele Alli to get a goal back just before the interval.
The second half was a completely different story as Mourinho’s side played in a much higher tempo and the Greek side found it impossible to cope with Spurs’ intensity and movement.
Harry Kane netted a brace while Serge Aurier also got on the scoresheet to make the scoreline emphatic. Aurier’s performance, in particular, left a lot of Spurs fans pleasantly surprised as the full-back was once again one of the team’s stand out players going forward.
Just like his display against West Ham on Saturday, the Ivorian was solid defensively and a constant threat going forward.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted to the 26-year-old’s performance:
What’s happened to all the people saying Serge Aurier is a dreadful player then?
Motm so far played very very well and bags a class goal
— Marcus🇰🇷 (@thfcmarcus) November 26, 2019
Is… is… Aurier a decent footballer?
— The Fighting Cock (@LoveTheShirt) November 26, 2019
@Serge_aurier is my Man Of The Match tonight, cleared everything near him defensively, general play brilliant, linked up well with the midfield and @HKane and deserved the winning goal, brilliant !!!! COYS
— James Smith 🇬🇧🏴🇺🇸👍🏻 (@JamesSm79356044) November 26, 2019
— PJ (@paulj86) November 26, 2019
— Spencer Hartill (@spencer_hartill) November 26, 2019
— CobraKai (@kirstygrol) November 26, 2019
Great work @Serge_aurier , keep using your brain like this 😂😅😉
Man of the match👏👍
— OMER ALMOKHTAR (@TOTTENHAMI4EVER) November 26, 2019
Serge Aurier is Cafu reincarnated #COYS
— Matty (@matt_smithers) November 26, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
While it has always been clear that Aurier possessed an abundance of talent, there were major question marks with his concentration, particularly while defending his own box. Mourinho has seemingly solved the problem by asking him to push high up the pitch while Danny Rose tucked in to make it a back three.
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