Tottenham are seriously short on right-back options, as both Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters are out injured.
Aurier looks the most natural replacement for Walker-Peters in Tottenham’s squad, but he could be sold.
As a result Pochettino may reportedly opt to go with Moussa Sissoko or Eric Dier at right-back, despite it not being their natural position.
And the decision not to pick Aurier has not gone down well with Spurs well.
Poch out— N' (@_TT1D) August 27, 2019
What is going on? So much progress....and then all of this. Bizarre.— Marc Hayden (@_marchayden) August 27, 2019
Grow up pochettino mate— (@N17yids1) August 27, 2019
Pepe running at dier— James Crockett (@JamesCrockett80) August 27, 2019
Excuse me what?— • ᴊᴀᴄᴋ • (@JxckTHFC) August 27, 2019
Pathetic club i support— steveCOYS (@harwood_steve) August 27, 2019
Pathetic. We shouldn't this paucity of right backs. Poor management of the transfer window.— Oliver Collings (@oliver_collings) August 27, 2019
Even if Aurier was promoted to Spurs’s starting line-up it would not be guaranteed to be a successful choice.
Ever since Aurier arrived at Spurs he has been rather haphazard in his defensive work, and he has failed to nail down a place in their starting line-up.
Dier has played at right-back before for Tottenham, but the bulk of his experience came when he very first arrived at the club.
Sissoko, meanwhile, is very much a central midfielder - but often is tasked with covering at right-back in his usual defensive duties, so may be able to perform in the role on a temporary basis.
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