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The Ivory Coast defender will sit out of Thursday’s game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho has confirmed that Serge Aurier will miss his Europa League exit against Royal Antwerp due to injury.
On Sunday Aurier managed to play the full length when Spurs defeated North London Arsenal 2-0 in a Premier League match despite having a ‘problem’ before the match.
The Ivorian right-back, who has been a solid performer this season, is now expected to continue to recover as his teammates battle their Belgian visitors for first place in Group J at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Although both teams have advanced to the final stage 32, the Spurs are currently second in the standings with 10 points after five games and only a victory would see them take control of leader Antwerp, who has accumulated 12 points.
Serge will miss the game, yes, because he had that problem against Arsenal. He is still not fully recovered, he had a reaction from the game ”, Mourinho said at a press conference.
Aurier has played nine games in all competitions for Tottenham this campaign, including three games in the Europa League.
The 27-year-old defender who was reportedly linked to moves to AC Milan and Spartak Moscow in the summer appears to have worked his way into Mourinho’s plans amid increased competition for playing time with the arrival. by Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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The Portuguese strategist also gave an update on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who has been in good shape recently, and Tanguy Ndombele.
He added; “Pierre, no problem, it’s just the fact that he’s playing every game. He played three 90-minute matches last week, played on Thursday in Austria and played and played again against Arsenal. Now is his time, because We always try to give one or the other player a break.
Tanguy was a doubt until the last minute against Arsenal, now it is three or four days later. He’s fine. “