Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Serge Aurier suffered a quad injury during Tottenham’s EFL Cup victory over Watford on Wednesday night.
Aurier left the pitch just before Dele Alli equalised from the spot to spark Spurs’ comeback in the final ten minutes at Stadium MK.
Watford drew level in stoppage time, but Tottenham went through on penalties following the heroics of Paulo Gazzaniga, who saved two spot-kicks.
After the game, football.london’s Alasdair Gold asked Pochettino about Aurier and Tweeted the following: “He shook his head with a very sad look on his face. Said it’s a problem with his quad muscle and it doesn’t look good.”
Just asked Poch about Serge Aurier after his press conference wrapped up. He shook his head with a very sad look on his face. Said it’s a problem with his quad muscle and it doesn’t look good. https://t.co/OHfvvb25ke
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) September 26, 2018
That means Kieran Trippier will almost certainly start in upcoming matches against Huddersfield Town and Barcelona – in all honesty that probably would have been the case regardless of Aurier’s injury.
It also means we might be seeing more of Kyle Walker-Peters in the coming weeks depending on how serious Aurier’s problem is.
Walker-Peters was on the cover of the programme for the Watford game but didn’t feature – he is yet to play a single minute for Tottenham this term.
It’s now clear, though, why Spurs didn’t allow the 21-year-old to leave on loan over the summer.