Tottenham Hotspur have yet more problems at right-back after the Southampton display at home yesterday.
In the short-term, Pochettino must choose a player to replace Serge Aurier for the next Premier League game, with the Ivorian facing a ban.
Aurier picked up two yellow cards in the space of four minutes against the Saints, earning his marching orders down the tunnel and leaving his teammates in a right mess.
Kyle Walker-Peters would seem like the obvious choice to bring in, as he has started three Prem games already this season and is the only other out-and-out right-back at the club.
Moussa Sissoko did well to fill in at right-back after the red card yesterday, while Eric Dier, Juan Foyth, and Davinson Sanchez all have experience in the position too.
Ex-Tottenham man, Darren Bent, believes Walker-Peters should get the nod over Aurier as his attitude is far better than that of the ex-PSG man.
Bent said (TalkSPORT – 28/09/19): “I agree about Aurier [lacking discipline]. I prefer Walker-Peters because you know exactly what you’ll get from him week in, week out.
“He’s not always going to play well but his attitude toward the game is a lot better than Aurier’s.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
While I do not see Walker-Peters as a long-term solution, I would much prefer to give him and Juan Foyth a chance at right-back over Aurier. In my mind, Aurier can’t defend, does not seem to have much footballing intelligence, and is just a liability for Spurs.
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