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Tottenham Matchday: Surely Pochettino must drop Trippier and replace him with Aurier

Tottenham Matchday: Surely Pochettino must drop Trippier and replace him with Aurier

Home sweet home! At least that’s the way it feels. Having FINALLY moved, it feels like Spurs’ season has hit the refresh button and they can begin to push on and build momentum for the following seasons to come. 

100% win rate at the new stadium and coming up next is an already relegated Huddersfield, easy win right? Although it may seem like the Lillywhites have the three points already, Mauricio Pochettino will be wary of the performance from a certain player during their 1-0 over Manchester City in the Champions League.

Here, we take a look at a couple of changes the Argentine manager will have to make in order to balance out his squad properly.

Drop Kieran Trippier 

Despite being the clear favourite for the right-back position, Kieran Trippier has constantly left the Tottenham fans wondering why he is even in their matchday squad.

Having made 25 appearances in the league this season, the 28-year-old has only managed to produce three assists, and this is for an ‘attacking fullback’, it’s just simply not good enough.

It would be incredibly hard to knock any of the players after what was a heroic performance against City. However, yet again, Trippier, who is valued at £31.5 million (by Transfermarkt), prevailed in being the worst of a good bunch. With sloppy crosses into the box, and slow defending, it was yet another game that passed the Englishman by this season.

Start Serge Aurier 

Only making eight Premier League appearances this season, mainly down to injury, the 26-year-old right back has proven whenever he plays that, if kept fit, he has exactly what it takes to fill the position on a full-time basis.

Providing only one less assist in the league than his teammate Trippier, in what has to be said a lot less games. Aurier has shown early signs that he was worth every penny spent on him.

With the game against Huddersfield looking to be a fairly low-risk affair, it will be the perfect opportunity for Pochettino to put Aurier back into the squad and hope he makes an instant impact for the side.

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