Tony Cascarino has claimed that Serge Aurier is too inconsistent to be a regular in the Tottenham Hotspur starting eleven.
After Kieran Trippier joined Atletico Madrid last summer, Aurier has become Tottenham’s first-choice right back, as opposed to the bit-part role he played in his two previous seasons in North London.
Aurier showed lapses in judgement and positioning earlier in the season, however his form has improved since the arrival of Jose Mourinho back in November.
The Portuguese coach has given the Ivory Coast international the freedom to get forward more and the 27-year-old has repaid the Spurs boss’ faith in him by helping create several goals for the side.
While the right-back’s attacking play has certainly improved in the last few months, he is still guilty of lapses of judgement and poor positional play which was evident for RB Leipzig’s opening goal in the 3-0 defeat last week.
Cascarino believes that the former PSG man simply lacks the consistency to maintain the same standard every week.
Speaking to Sunday Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT (15/03/20 at 7:55 am), the former Chelsea forward said: “Serge can be an eight and then he can be a three.
“More likely a three, more often than an eight. And there isn’t much of an in-between with, Serge, unfortunately”
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I think Aurier has been fairly consistent in recent months barring a couple of poor displays. If he manages to remove the lapses in concentration he suffers from and avoids sliding in when unnecessary, there is certainly a good right back in there. I expect the club to bring someone in to push Aurier for a place in the side next season.
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