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Plenty of Tottenham fans were far from happy with Serge Aurier vs West Ham

Plenty of Tottenham fans were far from happy with Serge Aurier vs West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur travelled to the London Stadium tonight for their second fixture in the space of just 2 days, and Mauricio Pochettino rang the changes from the Monday night defeat against Manchester City.

Indeed, Pochettino introduced plenty of new faces to deal with the quick turnaround, and his team selection paid dividends as Spurs recorded their second win over West Ham in the space of just 11 days.

A brace from Son Heung-min had put Spurs in cruise control shortly after the break, but Lucas Perez briefly gave the Hammers a glimmer of hope when he nodded home an intelligent header from Robert Snodgrass’ brilliantly whipped corner.

However, dreams of a comeback were quickly laid to rest when Fernando Llorente out-muscled Angelo Ogbonna to turn home a killer 3rd goal with fifteen minutes left to play.

And Spurs eventually secured their safe passage to the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 victory, but the supporters were far from impressed with every individual.

Pochettino opted to start Serge Aurier at left-back in place of Ben Davies and he struggled to impress in unfamiliar territory.

West Ham prodigy Grady Diangana got the better of the 50-cap Ivory Coast international on plenty of occasions and signs of rustiness were certainly noted by the supporters.

With only 284 minutes of first-team football under his belt so far this season, it was no surprise that Aurier struggled against a dynamic winger with genuine flair and pace to burn.

And although it must be noted that Aurier was playing out of position at left-back, he will need to improve on his next outing to convince Pochettino that he can trust him in place of Kieran Trippier.

Here’s what a handful of supporters had to say about Aurier’s performance against West Ham…

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