Aurier fighting for Spurs future after storming out during half-time

Serge Aurier fighting for Tottenham future after controversially storming out the dressing room at half-time in defeat by Liverpool which left team-mates stunned

  • Serge Aurier was substituted at half-time in Tottenham’s defeat by Liverpool
  • Spurs had fell a goal down on the stroke at half-time in Thursday’s clash
  • But team-mates were left stunned after he stormed out following an outburst
  • Tottenham’s backline were severely criticised in the 3-1 Premier League loss 

Tottenham’s players were left stunned at an angry dressing-room outburst by defender Serge Aurier during the defeat by Liverpool, with sources claiming he is now fighting to save his career at the club.

Sportsmail revealed on Thursday that the Ivory Coast international had stormed out of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time after he was substituted by Jose Mourinho during the interval.

Team-mates were said to be shocked at his reaction to being taken off by the Portuguese, who was fuming at the defending for Liverpool’s goal just before the break.

Serge Aurier was replaced at half-time in Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on Thursday before storming out the ground following a dressing room outburst

And there are now major question marks over the right back’s prospects for next season, particularly given he has entered the final 18 months of his contract.

There was fury at the poor defensive errors that led to Roberto Firmino’s opener just before the break in Tottenham’s 3-1 loss which sparked angry exchanges between players.

Speaking before Sportsmail learned of Aurier’s exit, Jose Mourinho said of the half-time team talk: ‘It was the mood of team that was difficult to accept you are losing.

Aurier and the rest of the Spurs defence were heavily criticised for poor defending in the defeat by Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Roberto Firmino poked home the opening goal on the cusp of half-time for Liverpool as Aurier and Eric Dier look among the home side’s defence

‘It’s difficult to accept the nature of the goal because the goal is in some aspects a replica of the chance they had in the first minute. So it’s, of course, a mood where people is not happy.’

Sources claim it ‘kicked off’ in the home dressing room at half-time.

Meanwhile, star striker Harry Kane is facing a ‘few weeks’ on the sidelines after suffering blows to both ankles in the loss.

Jose Mourinho was left fuming at his side’s poor defensive lapses during the defeat

Kane limped off at half-time after taking blows to each ankle. The striker’s joints were both swollen as he left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium sparking major concern of a lengthy lay off.

The striker will undergo assessments and scans over the next 48 hours – but Mourinho said: ‘Two ankles, the first was a bad tackle, it was Thiago, the second one I didn’t know well.

‘But two injuries in both ankles, the second one worst than the first one – a few weeks, I don’t know.

‘For Harry to leave a game when he wants to play – it’s not a nothing injury. How long we have to wait and see.’

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