Tottenham Hotspur were active in the summer transfer window having bolstered their squad with six arrivals for the first team.
Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy made the necessary moves to bring in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilón, Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinícius.
Tottenham’s decision not to replace Kieran Trippier following his departure to Atletico Madrid last summer, coupled with Kyle Walker-Peters’ loan switch to Southampton in January left Serge Aurier with very limited competition for the right-back position.
Walker-Peters completed a permanent switch to the south coast in the summer which left Aurier as the club’s only senior right-back before Spurs made the move to recruit Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko has claimed that the arrival of Doherty will help to ensure that Aurier is at the top of his game, by revealing that to get the best out of the 27-year-old is to have competition to keep him on his toes.
Aurier started Tottenham’s most recent Premier League encounter when he netted in the 6-1 thrashing of Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Sissoko told the official Spurs site: “That’s Serge’s character and if you want to have the best of someone, you need to put a bit of pressure on him, and that’s what we have now, a strong squad,”
“You can see in every position, two, three or four players. You have to give 100 per cent in every training session, in every game and that’s also good because if someone is tired, someone else can play and it won’t affect the team.
“This will help everyone as a player, as a team, as a squad. It will be good for everyone.
“Let’s keep going, let’s try to improve, we know we can, and hopefully we’ll be happy at the end of the season.”
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