Sometimes you can just tell when a defender isn’t looking confident and things aren’t going their way, and Serge Aurier has had a half to forget for Spurs today.
He will take the blame for the goal after his awful touch gifted the ball to Arsenal, although it was a phenomenal strike from Lacazette to punish him.
On top of that he’s picked up a booking, he doesn’t look happy on the ball and the mistakes keep coming.
He had a bad moment where he needlessly gave a corner away when the ball is drifting out, and you can just tell from his reaction that he’s not happy with the way he’s playing.
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At this point it’s hard to see what he’s bringing to the team, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s sent off in the second half.
He’s been singled out for criticism from the Spurs fans on Twitter too:
Serge Aurier is the worst rb to ever play the beautiful game
— ?? (@blxncoido) July 12, 2020
Aurier has to be subbed, not worth the risk is it Jose
— ?JazJones? (@LillyWh48189825) July 12, 2020
Someone get Aurier off the field before we go down to 10 men
— S?suke D Aizen (@Talib2busy) July 12, 2020
Games lacking quality, on our end Aurier is looking wayyy too suspect to stay on and Winks is getting moved too in MF but we move #COYS
— #TouchlineFracas ?? (@TLF_Hotspur) July 12, 2020
Aurier is a liability & now he’s one yellow card away from being sent off. I would say bring him off, bring on Ndombele & play Sissoko at right back. #TOTARS #THFC #NorthLondonDerby https://t.co/asYzVfWd3L https://t.co/8zMcKBwKXk
— M. Radzi™ (@RadziCOYS) July 12, 2020
Agreed although very concerning that both our FB’s are on yellows with Aurier a red waiting to happen
— Mark Greig (@greig_mark) July 12, 2020
Hopefully he does have a better second half, but you have to think Arsenal will look to test him at every opportunity if he stays on the pitch.