Serge Aurier’s first day as a Tottenham player

Today was Serge Aurier’s first day as a player for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, after representing Ivory Coast during the international break. 

Fancy entrance

How did Tottenham transport their new £23m signing from Paris to London?

By private jet? Nope, just on the Euro Star… I guess the cheese room at the new stadium isn’t going to pay for itself.

The right-back pictured himself in his new Tottenham gear wearing with the number 24.

The player arrived this evening, so did not take part in Tottenham’s main training session today.

Instead, he participated in a light training session.

Serge Aurier confirmed that he turned down a new PSG contract to join Tottenham.

He endured a tough time in Paris but will be looking to put that behind him and crack on at Spurs.

He stated that his ambition at Spurs is to become the best right-back in the world.

Not ready

Serge Auirer is unlikely to feature against Everton on Sunday, according to Pochettino’s comments.

Aurier completed 120 minutes for Ivory Coast over the international break, helping them to a win and a defeat in a double header against Gabon.

From the sounds of things, Pochettino will give the 24-year-old time to adjust before starting him. Pochettino said:

This afternoon he will arrive here and start to adapt himself to new squad, new club, new games because the Premier League is completely different to Ligue 1 and try to help the team.

“I trust in him”

Serge Aurier has been in the headlines a lot during his stay at Paris Saint-Germain, but for all the wrong reasons.

There is, however, a reason why Spurs paid big money for him – that being his incredible footballing talent.

Mauricio Pochettino says that he is willing to forget the past and is confident the player will help them to achieve success.

“I am a person that likes to move on. I am the first to make mistakes in my life. It’s important to have the opportunity to learn.

I trust in him, I am confident he can help us.

You judge someone from the day you meet them. We start from zero and I think it’s exciting to have him here and it’s a new chapter in his life to show all that he has inside.”