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