Tottenham Hotspur have certainly struggled at right-back this season with both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier both failing to make the position their own.
Aurier has had an injury-hit season which has seen him make just eight appearances in the Premier League during the 2018/19 campaign having suffered respective thigh, groin and hamstring issues (Transfermarkt).
The Ivory Coast international moved to North London from PSG for £23million in August 2017 and has failed to live up to the transfer fee (BBC).
His season highlight came in the FA Cup third round tie at Tranmere Rovers in January when he scored two goals in the 7-0 demolition of the League Two side.
The 26-year-old is keen to remain at Spurs next season after revealing his ambitions to French football show Canal Football Club yesterday, he said: “In football things can happen very quickly. For the moment I do not desire to leave Tottenham.
“For the moment, I am very happy. This season I have been interrupted by injury more than anything else, but life is like that. I will have to see what will happen (on if he can make it into the starting XI).
‘We have done a good season and we are in the Champions League final, we are going to enjoy that, see how it goes and next year, my season is not finished, I still have an African Cup of Nations too.”
— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) May 19, 2019
Aurier’s quality is plain to see, however on occasions he can be a liability in defence with his irrational challenges inside his own penalty area. Right-back is certainly an area which Mauricio Pochettino needs to address during the summer.
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