Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has said Serge Aurier should not play for the club again as Spurs continue to count the cost of their failure to sign a new right-back in the summer.
Kieran Trippier left for Atletico Madrid in July and Tottenham opted against signing a direct replacement. Mauricio Pochettino rotated Kyle Walker Peters and young centre-back Juan Foyth on the right during pre-season, while Aurier has been used semi-regularly since the beginning of the campaign.
Despite playing well in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, Aurier was sent off against Southampton and looked completely out of sorts in the 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. And Jenas believes the Ivorian’s days are numbered because of the amount of mistakes he makes.
Assessing the squad in his column for the Daily Express, Jenas wrote: “You have a ‘keeper who is constantly making mistakes. A right-back situation that is a joke. They let Kieran Trippier leave, of all players. I don’t care what sort of season he had last year… because he was playing injured for the whole year.
“Who at that football club, whether it be Pochettino, who I do think had a part to play in it, or the chairman, they’ve allowed a top right-back to leave and left themselves with Walker-Peters and a guy in Serge Aurier, who should not play for the club again because he is a liability.”
Foyth has finally recovered from the ankle injury he suffered just before the season began. The 21-year-old played twice for Argentina during the international break, and we think he will start for Tottenham against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Check out our full predicted XI for the Watford game here, and let us know your thoughts on the right-back situation below.