Jose Mourinho has hinted that Tottenham midfielder Gedson Fernandes could play as a right-back this season after impressing the Spurs boss against Ipswich Town.

The Londoners ran out 3-0 winners over League One side Ipswich in Saturday’s pre-season friendly thanks to Ryan Sessegnon’s opener and a Son Heung-min brace.

Gedson started the game as a right wing-back, filling the role Serge Aurier usually takes up.

But with Aurier being linked with a move away from the club – AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen are both reportedly keen, according to Sky Sports – Mourinho will either need to bring in a new right-back or find a solution from within.

And it looks like Mourinho could be willing to persist with Gedson on the right flank, if his post-Ipswich comments are anything to go by.

“Gedson played right-back for the first time and he was really, really good,” Mourinho told Spurs’ official website. “In the first half we had some very good combinations.”

Gedson joined from Benfica back in January on an 18-month loan, and so the 21-year-old will be a Tottenham player until next summer at least.

Despite a couple of decent moments, Gedson wasn’t perfect against Ipswich, often turning back instead of getting to the by-line. In truth, Spurs should still be looking at buying a new right-back.



  1. Technically, he didnt play right back. He played right wing back, which is a lot less challengung defensively than right fullback but indeed he looked good there. Saying that Trippier was also a good right wing back but a useless fullback.

  2. He wasnt even that good against Ipswich
    He hasnt got the strengh to be a good full back or the technique
    Aurier is not only quite a good right back , he is quick and strong and delivers goal scoring passes. If Mourinho thinks he can find a better right back out of Gedson or Foyth then god help us!
    I see the problem on the other side Davies is back up not your main left back slow never gets back in time

    • Aurier is nowhere near quick enough either going forward or in recovery. He never beats his man or gets to the byline. Kyle Walker is quick; Aurier isn’t. He may appear strong but regularly gets beaten in 50/50 challenges

  3. I have to agree with Bulwark Gedson played as a wing back or winger. he did cause Ipswich no end of problems down that right hand side. I do like Aurier he is comitted but his crossing is poor. I also like Foyth and apart from one mistake was really solid and produced the pass of the day to lay on Son. Cirkin also impresed while Hojbjerg & Dele ran the show

  4. Aurier is shockingly bad. Anyone who says they like Aurier is clearly clueless about football! The guy wouldn’t even get into the starting lineup of my local Sunday league team. The exact same thing goes for Foyth.

    To judge our players on a pre-season friendly against Ipswich, is just idiotic. Go back to play championship manager please and leave football to the big boys

    • U are exaggerating Aurier would be a decent wingbacks if your Sunday League played 3 in defense. Foyth is an International RB and deserves a chance to play there IMO. Don’t see him making a 2 centreback setup with Toby Sanchez Doer Tanganga all ahead of him but due to ability on the ball (pass to Son an example) he could play in a 3 with Aurier or Gedson at Wingback

  5. Gedson is best as a CM. However if he wants to play more minutes his willingness to play RB or RWB is a good option. Foyth is an International RB and a ball playing defender…I believe we need 1 seasoned RB – Castagne Celik Tavares – and Foyth as competition with Gedson played more in wingbacks or winger role. If Ndombelw is sold Gedson takes his place in CM

  6. I really do not feel secure when Aurier plays. He makes too many errors. He has tried hard to improve but I feel that we need a good experienced guy there like Castagne. Gedson is another option but he is better as a central midfielder. Foyth should be given more chances to play but I still would prefer someone like Castagne at RB.

  7. Mourinho done it at United ,he turned Ashley Young from a left winger (where he played for Villa and England) for many years and went to i think inter milan as a full back well into he,s 30s


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