Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has told Serge Aurier that he can become one of the best full-backs in the world, that is according to French news outlet Foot Mercato.
The report suggests that the Portuguese manager has held talks with the former PSG man behind the scenes and told him that he is one of the best full-backs in the Premier League and that he could go on to become one of the best in the world if he concentrates on and off the pitch.
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Since Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm at Spurs, there has been a noticeable improvement in Aurier’s performances.
Indeed, the 26-year-old has scored one goal and provided two assists in his five appearances under the ex-Chelsea boss, helping the team to four wins (Transfermarkt).
The main issue with Aurier has always been his defensive capabilities. On average, he has won just 55% of duels per game this season (SofaScore).
Plenty of Spurs fans have been reacting to what Mourinho allegedly said to Aurier, with many of them sceptical that the Ivorian can become that good even under the Portuguese’s tutelage.
Here is how some reacted on Twitter…
Needs to improve a lot defensivley
— World class sissoko 🐐 (@JackSpurs1997) December 10, 2019
So Jose’s a great liar
— Gio Dhan Dhana Dhan (@MahatmaWayne) December 10, 2019
#thfc manager Jose Mourinho has one of the best senses of humour in the world
— Fully #MourinhoOut (@yodanrees) December 10, 2019
Surely even Aurier doesnt believe this!?!?😂😂😂
— Daniel Parry (@danielparry153) December 10, 2019
Is it April fool today?
— John Gardiner (@gingerjohn66) December 10, 2019
He’ll have to eliminate stupid mistakes, become consistent in defence, not go missing in some games, track back and not do any more foul throws…
But yeah, why not! 🤣 #COYS
— #ENICout (@MattyFrench82) December 10, 2019
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