Jermaine Jenas has questioned Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to sell Kieran Trippier which has left the club short of quality in the right-back position.
The former Spurs midfielder believes that Mauricio Pochettino had a part to play in the England international’s departure to Atletico Madrid.
Jenas did not pull any punches with his verdict on Serge Aurier after describing the Ivorian as a liability and someone who should never play for the club again.
Aurier left his team-mates to fend for themselves for 60 minutes of the recent match against Southampton after picking up two yellow cards in the first half hour.
He produced one of, if not, his worst performance in a Spurs shirt in the second half of the 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich when he allowed Serge Gnabry to run riot due to his poor defensive positioning and reluctance to track back and help out.
Jenas told The Express: “You have a keeper who is constantly making mistakes. A right-back situation that is a joke. They let Kieran Trippier leave, of all players. I don’t care what sort of season he had last year… because he was playing injured for the whole year.
“Who at that football club, whether it be Pochettino, who I do think had a part to play in it, or the chairman, they’ve allowed a top right-back to leave and left themselves with Walker-Peters and a guy in Serge Aurier, who should not play for the club again because he is a liability.”
While Jenas is right about Aurier, he did not mention Juan Foyth’s ability to also play right-back. There’s no doubt we are missing an experienced and trusted player in the position, but it appears that Foyth could be Pochettino’s preference for the right-flank.
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