How I would solve Pochettino’s right-back dilemma

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Dom Le Roy

As far as I am concerned, Pochettino’s biggest problem in this current Spurs squad is at right-back, with none of the current three having seasons to shout about.

Trippier picked up a knock in the semi-final of the World Cup against Croatia and has never really recovered, with his season being littered with sub-par performances.

Serge Aurier has also struggled with injury during this season, however, as far as I am concerned, his biggest problem lies with his defensive mentality.

I do not believe Aurier has what it takes to read the game and be defensively sensible and astute enough to warrant a spot in the first team.

Kyle Walker-Peters always impresses me when he comes into the side, but you get the impression he still has a long way to go, with his nervy start against Barcelona springing to mind.

Here’s how I would solve the dilemma in five easy steps:

  1. Sell Aurier and attempt to recoup as much or the original fee as possible
  2. Sit down with Trippier and put faith in him for another season once his injury problems are behind him
  3. Loan out Kyle Walker-Peters for the season to really test him in the Premier League
  4. Have Juan Foyth cover that third choice Walker-Peters role
  5. Sign Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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  1. Could not disagree more. Aurier has some errors in his game that can be ironed out whilst Tripps is done at this level. Simple as.


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