Tottenham fans urge club to start Serge Aurier against Crystal Palace

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.

The Spurs right-back has not played a single minute for the Tottenham Hotspur Arena side this season.

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.

A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Serge Aurier captaining Ivory Coast to a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in Tuesday's international friendly.

The Spurs right-back skippered his nation at the Stade Robert-Diochon as Roger Assalé opened the scoring for the visitors just after the break and Seko Fofana added a second on 75 minutes.

 

Although Tunisia halved the deficit late on through Naïm Sliti, Ivory Coast held on for victory as they continue to fine-tune preparations ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, with the second round of CAF qualifying set to begin in March next year.

Aurier may be a key player for his nation but at Tottenham he is yet to get a minute of Premier League action for Mauricio Pochettino this season, twice being named on the bench and twice failing to make the squad altogether (Transfermarkt).

Quite a few Spurs fans responded to Tottenham's tweet praising the 26-year-old for his Ivory Coast exploits by calling out for him to be picked by the club manager:

Tottenham signed Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 for a reported £23million fee (BBC Sport), is reported to be on £70,000-per-week (Spotrac) and to date he has made 41 Spurs appearances (Transfermarkt).

Up next for Spurs is Saturday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at the Tottenham Hotspur Arena.

General View of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

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