Tottenham fans react to Serge Aurier's Juventus display in Champions League draw

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between KAA Gent and Tottenham Hotspur at Ghelamco Arena on...

Premier League giants Spurs travelled to Serie A champions Juventus and grabbed an impressive draw to put themselves in an excellent position. But Serge Aurier struggled.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (C) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between...

It would be harsh to take too many negatives out of Tottenham Hotspur’s performance away at Juventus in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday night.

Not only did Spurs recover from two goals down to draw at a side who had conceded just once in their last 16 games, they dominated the majority of the encounter in Turin and, by the end of the game, may be a little disappointed that they didn’t come away with more than two away strikes.

But the performance of Serge Aurier at right-back still gave Spurs fans something to complain about on what was an otherwise excellent night of football in further established themselves truly as a European force.

Alex Sandro of Juventus is challenged by Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz...

The Ivorian international has endured a mixed time at Tottenham since his summer move from PSG and his display in midweek encapsulated everything that is bad about the £23 million man.

His brainless challenge on Douglas Costa on the stroke of half time, gifting Juventus their second penalty of the opening 45, was one of the most ridiculous tackles you’ll see anywhere at the top level this season.

Serge Aurier of Spurs in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on January 4, 2018 in London, England.

It seems that Aurier, despite playing Champions League football for a number of years, still has not learned that it’s not a good idea to fly into a desperate lunge inside your own box. Fortunately, Gonzalo Higuain clattered his spot kick against the bar.

And fortunately for Spurs fans, a booking rules Aurier out of the second leg.

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