Mourinho insists there is ‘no pressure’ on Aurier to play for Spurs

Mourinho insists there is ‘no pressure’ on Aurier to play for Spurs

Date published: Tuesday 14th July 2020 3:23

Tottenham will let Serge Aurier decide whether he will be involved against Newcastle on Wednesday.

The Ivory Coast international is grieving after his brother died in Toulouse in the early hours of Monday morning.

Spurs have one more training session on Tuesday afternoon and Jose Mourinho will speak to the right-back to assess his state of mind before the flight to the north-east on Wednesday morning.

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Mourinho said: “Serge Aurier of course a big question mark at the moment. In this moment, what myself and other people in the club spoke with him is just about supporting a person who has a tragic family moment. Apart from that, it’s just him, his feelings, his way of reacting.

“Every person is different. Sometimes with similar feelings, people react in a different way. So we’re going to respect 100 per cent Serge’s decisions. No pressure from us.

“This afternoon, before or after training, we’ll have a better idea of what he wants to do.

“As I was saying, everybody reacts in a different way. Similar feelings, similar pain but people can react in many different ways. So let’s see.”

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