Reputation on the line, Tottenham's Serge Aurier faces biggest challenge of his career

Serge Aurier #24 of Tottenham Hotspur moves the ball during an  International Champions Cup match against FC Barcelona at Rose Bowl on July 28, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

Tottenham Hotspur right-back faces a huge test against Inter.

Serge Aurier #24 of Tottenham Hotspur in action during an International Champions Cup match against FC Barcelona at Rose Bowl on July 28, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

Tottenham's decision to leave Kieran Trippier behind for tonight's match with Inter Milan has raised a few concerns.

To look at it positively, it is the chance defender Serge Aurier has been waiting for.

 

Tottenham spend £24 million on the Ivory Coast international last summer and he has so far been unable to hold down a regular place in the team.

There's no shame in this, with Trippier excellent, but some of Aurier's performances have not been up to scratch either, not helping his cause.

Tonight's game with Inter Milan is the chance Aurier has been waiting for to prove himself.

Serge Aurier #24 of the Tottenham Hotspur steals the ball from Luca Antonelli #31 of AC Milan during the second half of the International Champions Cup 2018 match at U.S. Bank Stadium on...

It could go the wrong way, and Aurier could end up confirming the reservations Spurs fans have about him.

He faces a difficult test, likely to come up against Croatia World Cup hero Ivan Perisic.

Perisic is a world class attacker and it is a tough test for Aurier to take on.

If he can pass it with flying colours, this could be a turning point in his Tottenham career, for the better.

Tottenham's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier attends a training session on the eve of the Champions League group stage football match Inter Milan vs Tottenham, on September 17, 2018 at the...

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