Tottenham man named in a best XI of the year

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boast some amazing world super stars in their squad nowadays, with the likes of Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, and Christian Eriksen all wearing the Spurs jersey.

However, the player who has been named in a team of the year this week may not be who you would expect.

Serge Aurier is often used as a second-choice right back behind Kieran Trippier, but that hasn’t stopped him from being named in the 2018 Confederation of African Football Best XI of the Year (Spurs site).

Aurier captained his side, the Ivory Coast, at the African Cup of Nations earlier this season.

He also recorded a brace for Tottenham against Tranmere in the FA Cup this week, flaunting the eye-catching attacking side of his game.

The full best XI is: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/Uganda), Serge Aurier (Tottenham/Ivory Coast), Medhi Benatia (Juventus/Morocco), Eric Bailly (Manchester United/Ivory Coast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/Senegal), Naby Keita (Liverpool/Guinea), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid/Ghana), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City/Algeria), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal/Gabon), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/Senegal).

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