Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has contested Serge Aurier to create the spot his own after his impressive display in the win over Crystal Palace.
The Ivory Coast international was playing his first game of the season – and also making his first Premier League launch since February – and given two assists in Spurs’ joint triumph at their new arena.
Aurier, who has recovered from a hand injury sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations, he said he wanted to depart the club on the summer but appears to have a chance – that he can be consistent.
“I believe he was very joyful,” Pochettino said of the right-back. “We were really happy also. I believe the operation was fantastic.
“First half has been fantastic, his concentration and focus.
“He needs to reveal and be constant. It’s not one game and the next game the focus and intensity start to drop. That is the secret in our group, not just him but all the players.
“All the players will need to be constant and understand that every time we will compete we have to present our very best.
“Give such as a collective our best and for sure we’ve got the caliber to beat any team.”
Aurier is currently now in a struggle with Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth for its right-back position, maybe not that he believes that himself based on a interview published this week.
He maintained there was”no competition” for his place in the group, but Pochettino hasn’t seen it.
“I did not see those quotations,” he said. “No, I really didn’t see but you know, if once I talk with him it’s always clear. I didn’t see ”
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