Glenn Hoddle feels that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho needs to unleash Serge Aurier as an attacking force, rather than have him playing defensively.
Speaking to Premier League Productions, after Tottenhams 1-1 draw with Fulham, Hoddle said that Spurs’s strategy often becomes muddled when they take the lead.
Tottenham have now thrown away 10 points from winning positions already this season.
And Hoddle would like to see Mourinho give Aurier more licence to attack, even when his side are in-front.
“When they’re 1-0 up they are caught in between two stools,” Hoddle said.
“They are not sure whether to keep the handbrake on and see the game out. That’s not working.
“They have to look at it a different way and let Aurier go down the right hand side.
“They let Reguilon go, but they are very unbalanced when they attack when they are 1-0 up, I’ve seen it before.
“They seem to tuck Aurier in or whoever is playing right-back and they let the left side go, whereas I think they have to take a little bit more of a risk to earn the second goal and then go and win the points.”
In fairness to Mourinho, Aurier is one of the players who he seems to have got the best out of so far during his time at Tottenham.
Aurier has improved significantly this season, with the £23 million man’s (BBC Sport) defending now far more solid than ever before.
Spurs do need to come up with a more effective strategy to get over the line, though.
Tottenham have let leads slip time and time again, and their defensive-minded approach when in front is becoming a huge cause for concern.
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