More to come from Tottenham Hotspur new boy Serge Aurier after solid debut display
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Tottenham fans got a first look at both deadline day signings during the 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund
Serge Aurier produced an accomplished showing on his Tottenham Hotspur debut with Spurs fans being given a glimpse of what is to come from the full-back.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino decided to include the summer signing from Paris Saint-Germain from the off and he rewarded the faith placed in him with a solid display.
Aurier provided a clear highlight during the first-half, as he dummied the ball inside the area before embarking on a Gareth Bale-esque run on the wing.
The energy and composure of the 24-year-old was noticeable straight away and he slotted into the Spurs starting XI with ease.
It was a great debut performance from the Ivory Coast international, but Pochettino is confident more is to come.
He said: “I am so happy. Serge was fantastic and he showed the quality we saw in him and that’s why we signed him.
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“It was his first game after only one week training with the team, so he can improve and he can give his experience to the team.”
Aurier was a deadline day signing alongside Fernando Llorente and the Spaniard also made his debut on Wednesday night.
The former Swansea City striker came off the bench for the final couple of minutes at Wembley to help Spurs see the game out.
But even before his introduction, the experienced forward was trying to make an impact and he applauded his team-mates back out onto the pitch at half time.
The knowledge of the ex-Juventus and Athletic Bilbao man could prove crucial for Tottenham in the Champions League this season.
Pochettino added: “Llorente was fantastic too. He’s still a little bit away from his best performance, but he’s doing well and I am so happy with everyone.
“I am happy with the new signings and the whole squad. We still need to improve a lot, but we are in a great way and the last two victories will help us.”
There was a lot of negativity surrounding Spurs after their 1-1 draw with Burnley on August 27, but fast forward three weeks and everything appears right with Tottenham again and long may it continue!