Tuesday May 04, 2021. 15:08
Ivory Coast captain Serge Aurier’s performance in Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-0 win over Sheffield United has been described as outstanding by Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason.
This is despite the speedy full-back not eating throughout the day of the English Premier League encounter on Sunday as he was fasting because is a devoted Muslim and he was observing Ramadan.
The 28-year-old provided two assists for Gareth Bale, who grabbed a hat-trick in a game that was played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“I think the most important thing when you’re a defender is to defend and he did that tonight with the rest of the defence,” Mason said per Football London.
“I think that’s 11 clean sheets in the Premier League this season now. That’s good. That’s positive.
“Serge is fasting as well so I think it makes that performance even more impressive because he hasn’t been able to eat all day so put in 90 minutes like that is outstanding.”
The experienced full-back has played 18 matches for Tottenham this season and hit the back of the net twice in the current campaign.
Born in Ouragahio, Ivory Coast, Aurier, who has scored three times in 68 international games for Ivory Coast, moved to France at a young age, after his parents wanted their children to have a better life.
Aurier played for French clubs Lens, Toulouse and Paris Saint-Germain, winning 11 major trophies with the latter, before he joined Tottenham for a fee of around £23 million in August 2017.