Despite being down to 10 men, Tottenham Hotspur recorded a much-needed three points against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Jermaine Jenas has slammed Tottenham duo Serge Aurier and Hugo Lloris for their moments of madness during their 2-1 win against Southampton on Saturday.
The former Spurs midfielder was critical of Aurier for receiving two yellow cards in a very short space of time as he described Lloris’ failed Cruyff turn as ‘almost unprofessional’.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side took the lead through Tanguy Ndombele’s sweet strike after 24 minutes, but Aurier was sent off for two bookable offences less than 10 minutes later.
Moments later, Lloris then gifted the away team with a goal by being dispossessed inside his own six-yard area by Danny Ings – Harry Kane would save their blushes by scoring what turned out to be the winner just before the half-time break.
Speaking to Match of the Day on BBC One (28/09/2019 10:30 pm), Jenas wasn’t too pleased with Aurier’s sending off and Lloris’ mistake.
“During the early stages of the game, they basically hit the self destruct button,” Jenas told MOTD. “I’m not sure what going through Aurier’s mind here [for his first yellow card challenge]. He’s done this on a number of occasions and he’s taken him [Boufal] out. He [Aurier] saying he’s not touched him, he has clearly taken him out. That’s a definite yellow.
“Yes, this one [the second yellow] might be close. But he’s caught on the wrong side [of Betrand] and he’s given the referee a decision to make. And, in my opinion, I can see why he has sent him off. I don’t think it’s one he can hugely argue against.
“Then this happens [Lloris error]. I mean you just can’t legislate for this type of [error]. It’s almost unprofessional.”
It was a much-needed win for Spurs in front of their own fans because they have endured a number of confidence-draining performances and results recently.
Whilst things aren’t completely rosy in the garden, they are in the top-four, at this moment in time, and they can head into their Tuesday night clash against Bayern Munich in the Champions League with some confidence on their backs.