Harry Redknapp criticises Tottenham star Aurier as 'all over the place'

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur comes on for Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Apoel Nicosia and Tottenham Hotspur at GSP...

Harry Redknapp was not impressed by Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates victory with the match ball after the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Apoel Nicosia and Tottenham Hotspur at GSP Stadium on September...

Looking just at the scoreline you would say Tottenham Hotspur eased to victory over APOEL Nicosia last night.

In the end it was simple, but it could have been a lot trickier.

APOEL had three chances in the first half to go a goal up, hitting the bar, heading a near range effort wide, and seeing Hugo Lloris' bodged clearance nearly end up in his own net.

Harry Kane's hat-trick put all of that aside, but former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp told BT Sport he was concerned with the defending on display from Serge Aurier.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur comes on for Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Apoel Nicosia and Tottenham Hotspur at GSP...

Speaking to the channel at full-time, Redknapp said he was not surprised the Ivory Coast international was substituted, indicating that Spurs looked better after he was taken off.

Redknapp said: "Aurier looked open to a ball in behind.

"There were two or three times he looked all over the place with his defending."

After Aurier was taken off, Kieran Trippier switched from left wing-back to the right, and delivered an excellent cross for Harry Kane to head in his third goal.

Aurier was sent off for Spurs at the weekend against West Ham, and will miss this weekend's fixture against Huddersfield Town.

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