Tottenham’s Aurier not under pressure to perform brother’s death — Mourinho

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The Ivorian protector is a doubt for Wednesday’s trip to Newcastle after the tragic death of his brother before this week

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has revealed which Serge Aurier can do exactly what he needs after the departure of his brother on Monday.

Aurier’s brother, Christopher was shot dead outside a nightclub in France, less than 24 hours following the Ivory Coast global helped Spurs make the North London derby bragging rights with a 2-1 triumph over Arsenal.

Ahead of the trip to Newcastle United on Wednesday, Mourinho stated the 27-year old who’s still in despair isn’t prepared to play he could traveling to France or traveling with the staff to Tyne and Wear.

“I still do not understand [if the player would train later that day], I really don’t understand what he’s eager to do, I’m not going to place any pressure on him,” Mourinho was quoted as saying Soccer London.

“Perhaps he travels with us since it’s very good for him to journey but then he isn’t prepared to play. At this time I don’t have any idea. I don’t have any thought, the only believing that’s clear is that we’re here in order to support him and to not require anything of him whatsoever.

“[We gave him] each of the choices. He could do what he needs, he will go to Francehe can remain here, he will come to instruction, he can visit the game.

“That’s obvious, that is individual, family is more important in this horrible situation than our requirement for our essential game. Nothing things, he does exactly what he needs.

“Allow me to talk with him and we’ll see. At this time I don’t understand. I talked with him about the telephone, no longer than that.

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“We gave him the room to procedure, the distance for him to participate with his loved ones. We will make the choice he wants.

“[Whether he plays] is determined by the feelings I have on the dialogue. We’re going to talk”

Aurier continues to be crucial drama in Jose Mourinho’s group because the Portuguese director’s coming in November, and he’s played with 30 games in the Premier League this year with a purpose to his name.

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