Harry Kane has dedicated Tottenham’s win over Newcastle United to Serge Aurier after the defender received the tragic news of his brother’s death this week.
Christopher Aurier was shot outside a nightclub in Toulouse in the early hours of Monday morning (Sky Sports).
However, much to people’s astonishment, Serge started at St James’ Park for Spurs last night, less than two days after his brother’s murder.
Jose Mourinho admitted after the game that he was prepared to hand the Ivory Coast international compassionate leave and it was the 27-year-old’s decision to make himself available for the clash against Magpies (Football.London).
Kane, whose second-half brace ensured Spurs ran out 3-1 winners on Wednesday, took to social media after the game to send a touching message to the former PSG man.
The striker also conveyed his delight at reaching 200 career goals and insisted that he is aiming for another 200.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 15, 2020
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Serge’s decision to help the team out despite the pain he was going through, as well as this gesture from Harry, shows that the team is quite a tight-knit unit, where everyone is committed to fighting for each other. That is clearly the attitude Jose is trying to foster within the squad, with the Spurs boss continuing to reiterate the need to focus on the collective aims over individual ones.
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