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Mauricio Pochettino says that his players “love” our deadline day arrival Sergé Aurier. With the manager saying he’s “in love” with Harry Kane there just seems to be one big love in down Hotspur Way.

The controversial France International arrived with a somewhat tarnished reputation following some ill advised comments about former national coach Laurent Blanc & of course his arrest for assaulting a policeman.

According to the London Evening Standard, Pochettino said after our 3-2 win over West Ham – a game which saw Aurier sent off that the full back’s reputation wasn’t a problem.
“But his reputation is not about getting sent off many times,” said the Spurs boss.

“His behaviour is fantastic on the team, since he arrived. The teammates love him. He is a very good teammate and he is very good friends with Kieran Trippier, who he competes with for the same position, I think, to be honest, he is doing very well. We are so happy with him.”

The Argentinian tactician also said Aurier’s fellow country man Moussa Sissoko has helped the new man settle in at Hotspur Way.

“Yes, it’s good for Aurier to have Sissoko to help integrate him,” Pochettino added.

Pochettino described Aurier’s sending off as not a “big issue”

The Spurs supremo, who was indeed a no nonsense, tough tackling defender himself, continued: “Yes but it happened with me [during my career], it happened with everyone.

“It’s true that he needs to learn about that situation and improve but when it’s a player that has just arrived at the club and he is given the responsibility to play this type of game, sometimes it happens. But for me, it’s not a big issue. I am happy with him.”

Serge will miss our trip to Huddersfield on Saturday. He flew out to Cyprus with the rest of the squad ahead of Tuesday nights Champions League clash with Apoel Nicosia.

The Ivorian will likely continue on the right with Kieran Trippier return to the fold against the Huddersfield this Saturday.


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