Tuesday Sep 12, 2017. 12:30
Cote d'Ivoire and Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has expressed delight after making his debut for the Lily Whites.
The Ivorian defender was in action for the English Premier League side as they defeated Everton 3-0 on Saturday.
However, speaking to the club's official website, the right back said he is happy to sign for the club after joining from French side Paris St. Germain.
“I’m very excited to start (with the team) on Saturday. Tottenham is a good Club," said Aurier.
"I’m happy with my choice. It’s very important for me because the coach, the Club, the attitude is very good.
“For me, Paris is (in the) past now and it’s all new - new life, new story, new country. I come to Tottenham to play football. I’m happy to be here. For me, it’s all good. I’m excited for the start of the games.”
On the other hand the 2015 CAF African Cup of Nations winner and Player of the Tournament reveals that football is religion back home in Africa.
“Football is a religion in Africa. My family loves football. My brother (Christopher) played with me in Lens. For me, football is my life," adds the right back.
“It is my hobby, my favourite hobby. In England, everyone likes football and for me, that’s very important. Football is my life."