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Serge Aurier Reportedly Left Stadium At Half Time After Substitution

 

Tottenham Hotspur players were involved in an argument at half-time as things 'kicked-off' following Roberto Firmino's goal, ending with Serge Aurier leaving the stadium.

Jose Mourinho's side looked to have got to half-time against the Premier League champions at 0-0 on Thursday night, despite several chances for the Reds and a goal ruled out by VAR for Spurs.

However just as the sides looked to be going to the break level, Sadio Mane got in behind the Spurs defence, squared it for Firmino and the Brazilian tapped home.

When the sides came back out for the second half Harry Kane was subbed off due to an ankle injury he picked up and Aurier was replaced by Harry Winks, in a change of formation.

The full-back didn't take his place back in the stands and, according to the Daily Mail, that's because he left the stadium following a fiery half-time.

Aurier was left 'infuriated' after being blamed for the goal and being told he was getting substituted, with him leaving the Tottenham Hotspur stadium soon after.

Speaking after the game about the half-time break, Mourinho said, "It was the mood of team that was difficult to accept you are losing.

"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."

The decision to change the defence at the break didn't help the north London side too much, with Trent Alexander-Arnold making it 2-0 shortly after the break.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg soon got Mourinho's side back in the game with an absolutely brilliant strike but Mane rounded off the scoring after 65 minutes.

It's not the first time this season that Aurier has had an aberration in defence. He gave away a needless penalty in the loss to Leicester City.

Again it was just as the teams were ready to go into half-time level, when the 28-year-old shoved Wesley Fofana at the edge of the box, a penalty his manager predicted he would give away in the Amazon documentary on Spurs' season.

The more pressing issue for Mourinho will be another loss to Liverpool and, more pressingly, another injury to Kane, which is expected to keep him out a number of weeks.

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