Tottenham Hotspur have a chance to bring Serge Aurier back in this weekend.
Serge Aurier is hoping to be recalled to Tottenham Hotspur’s starting XI this weekend against Crystal Palace.
Mauricio Pochettino has not selected him so far this season over the opening four games.
This upcoming match against Crystal Palace is actually an ideal scenario to put Aurier back into.
Tottenham’s right-back, whoever is selected, will have a tough ask going up Crystal Palace’s wingers.
Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha can both switch flanks and will give Aurier a tough time.
This is the perfect moment to test him, to let him really prove himself.
Aurier of course is very familiar with the tricky Zaha, knowing the Palace winger from international duty with Ivory Coast.
His experience and defensive discipline could be vital to shutting Palace out.
Kyle Walker-Peters, Tottenham’s other option, is more attack minded than Aurier, and this might get exploited by Zaha and Townsend’s experience.
Palace at home is a winnable game for Spurs, and so they should take the least risky option. In this case, it could be Aurier.
There is no point in Tottenham simply discarding him as the team selections this season have threatened to.
Spurs should take this opportunity to reintegrate Aurier into the starting line-up.
If it goes badly, then Tottenham can at least say they gave him the opportunity to prove himself, and can revert to playing Kyle Walker-Peters.