Serge Aurier has called on Tottenham’s “real fans” to get behind the players in order to improve the team’s current run of poor results.
Spurs lost 3-0 at Brighton on Saturday to compound a miserable week in which they suffered a record home defeat, losing 7-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. A number of players have been performing below their previous standards, while Hugo Lloris is set for a spell on the sidelines after dislocating his elbow at Brighton.
Aurier missed the trip to the Amex Stadium through suspension but may have been dropped regardless following a calamitous defensive performance against Bayern. However, the Ivorian believes the team can turn around their form if the club’s “real fans” get behind the players.
“There are times when nothing smiles on you, hiding and crying is not the best solution… in life!” he wrote on Instagram. “The only thing to do is to work twice as much as you did to get results! So we are going to fight together as one man! We will get back to the top but only with the help of all our real fans who believe in us very soon.”
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There are times when nothing smiles on you hiding and crying is not the best solution is like his life! the only thing to do is to work twice as much as you did to get results! So we are going to fight together as one man! we will get back to the top but only with the help of all our real fans who believe in us very soon ?? #Coys
The 26-year-old’s comments follow a post by Moussa Sissoko, who apologised to the supporters for the recent performances. The Frenchman stepped in for Aurier at right-back on Saturday and may be used there again if Mauricio Pochettino continues to distrust his other options.
Tottenham face Watford and Red Star at home after the international break before a tricky visit to Premier League leaders Liverpool.