Rio picks out Spurs ‘car crash’ who’s benefitted most under Mourinho

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier has been the main beneficiary of Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Spurs.

The Ivory Coast international was a target for blame under Mauricio Pochettino but has been outstanding since the Portuguese tactician was appointed.

Aurier was one of the standout performers in their 3-2 win against West Ham United on Saturday, and produced another stellar performance in their 4-2 Champions League victory against Olympiacos, scoring and providing an assist in the encounter.



Ferdinand believes the arrival of the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss has been a huge boost for the Ivorian.

“When a new manager comes in there’s sometimes one player who benefits, at the moment it’s him [Aurier],” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“He was someone we were talking about as a car crash but he’s stepped up.”

Aurier, who has made 11 appearances this season, will hope to maintain his new-found form when Tottenham take on Bournemouth in their next league game on Saturday.


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