Serge Aurier has revealed that he believes the current Tottenham Hotspur side has a lot more character than they have in previous seasons.
Jose Mourinho’s men were certainly showing plenty of grit and character until a couple of weeks ago as they continued to get points over the line in tight games.
Breaching the Spurs defence seemed to be a near-impossible task and a title challenge looked to be on the cards for the North Londoners.
However, Tottenham have since gone on a poor run, having picked up just two points from their last four matches.
However, Aurier has defended the Spurs boss and insisted that he is a changed man compared to his previous stints. The Ivorian also credited Mourinho with adding character to a team that already had plenty of quality.
Aurier told The Sun: “I think he’s (Mourinho) changed a lot.
“Of course, sometimes he has rushes of blood, but I think the fact he took a year’s sabbatical allows you to focus on what constitutes one’s strengths and weaknesses.
“Now I believe he gets less angry and he explains things better in order to get results.
“Since I’ve been here the squad has always had quality, but was maybe lacking some character. I think we’re getting this character little by little.
“When I mean character, it’s with regard to what I experienced at PSG.”
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We certainly did not show much character in our recent performances against the likes of Crystal Palace, Leicester and Wolves. Irrespective of how mentally strong the players are, defending one goal leads is not likely to work all of the time, especially given how bad we are defending set-pieces.
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