Harry Redknapp has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur's decision to allow Kyle Walker to leave the club has proven to be a 'big blow' to the club as he described Serge Aurie as an 'iffy' player.
It has meant that Aurier is now Mauricio Pochettino's most senior player in that position, with Tottenham's biggest weak point this season perhaps being their defence and that right-back spot.
Speaking to The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSport (09/10/2019 at 8:15 am), Redknapp commented on Spurs defensively and the changes that have occurred over the years.
"The centre-backs are still back playing together now," Redknapp told TalkSport. "You have got Rose or Davies at left-back. Okay, at right-back, they have let Trippier go for whatever reason. It was a strange one really without getting another right-back in and Aurier being a little iffy.
"Of course, losing Walker a couple of years back, which was a big blow. For me, when Walker and Rose were in full fight that's the best, I have seen Tottenham under Pochettino.
"He has got the players. Dier's back in the squad. I mean two years ago we were talking about Dier being England captain. Harry Winks has come through. They have quality international players all over the pitch. It's his job to get them playing again and recreate that spirit."
At the start of the season, Jan Vertonghen wasn't being selected, and now he is back into the starting fold, whilst Pochettino has been undecided by who plays at right-back.
Kyle Walker-Peters, Davinson Sanchez, Aurier, and even Moussa Sissoko have deployed that role, with no quality player able to make it their own.
If a Walker-Peters can get some confidence under his belt then he wouldn't be a bad choice for that area, both for the short term and the long term.
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