Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has contested Serge Aurier to produce the right-back place his own following his impressive display from the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The Ivory Coast international was playing with his first match of the season – and creating his first Premier League start since February – and provided two assists in Spurs’ joint win at their new stadium.
Aurier, that has recovered from a hand injury sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations, has said he wanted to depart the club over the summer but seems to have a second opportunity – that he can be persistent.
“I think he was very glad,” Pochettino stated of the right-back. “We were very happy too. I think that the performance was excellent.
“First half was fantastic, his concentration and attention.
“He needs to reveal and be persistent. It’s not one game and the next game the focus and intensity begin to drop. That is the key in our team, not only him but all of the players.
“All of the players will need to be constant and comprehend that each and every time we will compete we must present our very best.
“Give just like a collective our finest and for sure we have the quality to beat any team.”
Aurier is currently now in a fight with Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth for the right-back place, maybe not that he believes that himself according to a interview.
He maintained that there was”no competition” for his place in the team, but Pochettino has not seen it.
“I didn’t observe those quotes,” he explained. “No, I didn’t see but you realize, if once I speak with him it is always apparent. I didn’t see ”
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