Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has challenged Serge Aurier to seize his opportunity to become the club's first choice right-back.
The Ivorian defender was impressive in Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace, contributing two assists and consistently driving Spurs forward down the right flank - a trait that has arguably been lacking following Kyle Walker's departure to Manchester City.
Life hasn't been plain sailing in north London for Aurier, though, with the former Paris Saint-Germain star coming in for a raft of criticism from the club's fanbase for his performances last season.
But Pochettino, as quoted by MailOnline Sport
'I think he was very happy. We were very happy too. I think the performance was great," the Argentine began.
"First half was fantastic, his concentration and focus.
"I did not see those quotes. No, I didn't see but you know, if when I talk with him it's always clear. I didn't see though."
Spurs will be hoping that Aurier will use this performance to push forward, with his pace, power and crossing ability evident against a lacklustre Palace side.
Walker-Peters and Davinson Sanchez have also featured at right-back this season, but the confident Ivorian will no doubt hope to continue impressing now he has recovered from a hand injury sustained during this summer's Africa Cup of Nations.
Source : 90min