A Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham breezed past APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

However, the 3-0 scoreline arguably flattered Spurs. The hosts had plenty of chances and if not for Kane it could have been a very different result.

Speaking on BT Sport, Harry Redknapp was particularly critical of Serge Aurier.

“Aurier looked open to a ball in behind,” said the former Tottenham boss. “There were two or three times he looked all over the place with his defending.”

I have to say, I reluctantly agree with Redknapp. Aurier’s positioning was far from perfect, and Spurs improved when he was substituted and Kieran Trippier moved over to the right.

That said, it’s early days in Aurier’s Tottenham career and the right-back clearly has a lot of qualities.

He was terrific against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley a fortnight ago. The last two matches have certainly been concerning, but I don’t think there is too much to worry about.

It’s worth remembering Aurier didn’t have a pre-season with the club, so it may take some time for him to get used to Mauricio Pochettino’s system.




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