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Kyle who?

After 45 minutes we can officially confirm that Serge Aurier is twice the player Kyle Walker will ever be

Well that's that decided, what's next on the agenda?

Kyle Walker? Never heard of him.

Once again the Champions League has blessed football fans across the globe with entertainment you simply can’t get anywhere else.

All the English clubs took leads into half-time with Liverpool coming from one-nil down to lead Sevilla two-one while Man City dominated Feyenoord in Rotterdam to take a three-nil lead into the interval.

Yep, another one for this man…

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Yep, another one for this man…

As for Spurs, they lived dangerously against the always enteratining Borussia Dortmund who were stunned by near-post crunchers from Son Heung-Min (who will tipped to score first) and Harry Kane.

New signing Andriy Yarmolenko scored a scintillating strike for the German giants who had 67% possession in the first half but found themselves a goal down at Wembley after 45 minutes — and 3-1 down after an hour.

Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are two of European football’s most testing threats and so it stands to reason that Mauricio Pochettino’s defence required desperate measures at times.

Lets talk about this legend

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Lets talk about this legend

However, one of Spurs’ defenders caught the eye of fans everywhere.

Debutant Serge Aurier.

The controversial Ivorian has a style of his own and it proved mightily effective in his first outing for his new club.

Yep, he really was that good.

One piece of defending in particular stood out.

A dangerous ball was curled into the box and, displaying supreme awareness of his surroundings, the former PSG right-back opted for a dummy before turning to retrieve the loose ball.

The cross comes in

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The cross comes in

Aurier senses the danger

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Aurier senses the danger

Judges the flight and ducks under the ball

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Judges the flight and ducks under the ball

Before spinning to recover possession

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Before spinning to recover possession

To make matters even better, Aurier then dribbled past a defender and launched a counter-attack with a weighted throughball down the channel.

It’s always risky judging a player on one game alone (you’ve probably guessed by now the headline was written with tongue firmly in cheek) but it seems as if Spurs have found themselves a replacement for Walker who is more than satisfactory.

The new king

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The new king

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