After the departure of Kieran Trippier, who was sold to Atletico Madrid in the summer, Mauricio Pochettino and the Spurs faithful have definitely braced themselves for a few problems in the right-back position at the club.
The England international was not always at his best when he featured in a Tottenham shirt but his absence has been felt thus far this season.
Pochettino had to plug in Serge Aurier – who moved to the club from PSG a couple of years ago – at right-back on Saturday against Southampton.
But the Ivory Coast international’s lack of discipline was once again an issue as he received a sending off, which will see him miss the club’s next game in the Premier League.
With Aurier set to be suspended, Pochettino will be forced to rotate his defence again and that has prompted the old debate of who is really the best option to feature at right-back for Spurs.
For former Tottenham striker and Sky Sports pundit Darren Bent, Kyle Walker-Peters is the man who has to be picked permanently because he brings more discipline to the pitch than Aurier does.
Bent said (TalkSPORT – 28/09/19): “I agree about Aurier [lacking discipline]. I prefer Walker-Peters because you know exactly what you’ll get from him week in, week out.
“He’s not always going to play well but his attitude toward the game is a lot better than Aurier’s.”