Paul Robinson believes Serge Aurier will find it difficult to play himself back into contention on the back of his poor performance against Dinamo Zagreb last week.
Aurier’s season so far has mirrored Tottenham’s campaign as a whole, with the attacker starting the season in very good form but struggling for consistency for the past few months.
There have rumours of a fall out with Jose Mourinho behind the scenes and reports have indicated that the Spurs boss considers the 28-year-old to be “uncoachable” and wants him to be sold in the summer.
Aurier found himself being dropped from the matchday squad for Tottenham’s trip to Villa Park on Sunday as Mourinho gave Japhet Tanganga the nod and the youngster repaid the Spurs boss faith by putting in a solid display.
Robinson has claimed that Aurier has regressed from last season and is likely to be one of the main victims of Tottenham’s humiliating defeat against Dinamo.
The former Spurs goalkeeper told Football Insider: “Tanganga got his chance against Villa because Aurier played in Zagreb and he was back to the Aurier of last year.
“I thought he had rejuvenated himself this season. He looked as if he had sparked himself into life after the arrival of Doherty in the summer.
“He had a few very decent performances but he was terrible the other night.
“I feel there is still a lot of fallout to come from the Zagreb game.”
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In the opportunities that have come his way, Tanganga has shown that he is just as good as Aurier in defending one vs one, which is the Ivorian’s main strength.
I would not be surprised if Spurs decide to move on both Aurier and Doherty in the summer and sign an attacking right-back like Max Aarons, leaving Tanganga as the main cover for the position.
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