Slowly but surely, good news is coming during the international break for Tottenham Hotspur. The latest is a strong hint that right back Serge Aurier, who has missed the last thre matches with a thigh problem, is set for a return to action with the Ivory Coast.
Here’s a tweet from Spurs journalist Alisdair Gold, who intuits Serge’s return.
Serge Aurier was the player speaking to the media with the manager at the Ivory Coast's press conference this week so it's safe to say he's back from injury now. They play on Friday and Tuesday.— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) October 10, 2018
That’s not exactly confirmation, but the mere fact that Spurs allowed Serge to report for international duty for Ivory Coast and that he’s front and center with the media coverage is a pretty strong inference. Having Serge back would be fantastic — he was hitting his stride with Tottenham before his injury, and he provides a nice contrast to and rotation for Kieran Trippier, who has been putting in a lot of games lately.
Ivory Coast plays two back-to-back AFCON qualifiers against Central African Republic, home on Friday and away on Tuesday. Keep one eye on those matches to see if Serge plays — if he gets minutes or even starts, it’s possible that he could be in line for a return to Spurs’ lineup for West Ham on October 20.