Clinton Morrison has praised Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier on BBC Sport for his assist for Gareth Bale’s first goal last night.
Tottenham got the better of Sheffield United 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday evening.
Bale was the star of the show for Spurs, as the Wales international winger, on loan from Spanish and European giants Real Madrid, scored a hat-trick.
Aurier provided the assists for two of the goals that Bale scored. The first one was especially brilliant, as the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international right-back – who cost Spurs £23 million in transfer fees in the summer of 2017 when they signed him from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Goal.com – found the Welsh winger with a wonderful ball over the top.
Former Crystal Palace forward Morrison, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, has admitted that he did not think that Aurier could do that.
Morrison said on BBC Sport: “That is a brilliant ball from Serge Aurier and it’s not one I thought he had in the locker to be fair. It’s a good run from Gareth Bale and it’s a good finish over Ramsdale. But it’s a really good ball from Aurier and he’s well onside.”
Aurier is a good right-back, but there have been occasions when the Ivory Coast international has not played well and has made mistakes.
True, the Blades have already been relegated to the Championship and are arguably the worst team in the Premier League, but the performance of Aurier should still be lauded.
The 28-year-old right-back defended well and was absolutely brilliant going on the attack.
Tottenham fans will hope that Aurier produces more of such performances in the final games of the season and help the team finish in the Premier League top four.