Video – What is Aurier doing in the build-up to Leicester’s equaliser?

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Dom Le Roy

Serge Aurier has undoubtedly made the right-back position his own since returning to the first team this season and I do not see anyone taking it off him anytime soon.

However, while he is showing a significant improvement in the attacking play seen down the right flank, defending is still an issue.

In my opinion, Aurier is not a natural defender, and was sucked into challenges early or caught up the pitch far too often against Leicester.

While we praise the improvements he brings to the side, we must no ignore his defensive liabilities.

For example, in Leicester’s equalising goal, Aurier can be seen way too far up the pitch and walking back, leaving Alderweireld to be dragged across, which eventually leaves Ricardo free at the back post.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Aurier is the short-term solution. Spurs still need to invest in a good all-round right-back. I believe Max Aarons and Youcef Atal would be the best choices.

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