Tottenham Hotspur fullback Serge Aurier is ready to fight for his place in the starting 11.
The Ivory Coast international has played second fiddle to Kieran Trippier so far this season, following the Englishman's superb showing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
But, having impressed in Spurs Champions League clash against Inter Milan last week, the 25-year-old is ready to battle for his place on the pitch.
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“For me this is a fight, but it’s a good fight. There’s nothing bad. Whether it’s me, Trips or Kyle [Walker-Peters], it’s all good. They’re very, very good players. The decision is not our decision, it’s the gaffer’s," he told Football.London.
“For me it’s no problem, the best man plays. That is football my friend. The gaffer doesn’t play someone because he likes him. He picks someone because it’s better for one of us to play.
“I prefer to be on the pitch all the time of course but I know it’s not possible. I’ll take my time and when the gaffer says I play I play.
Aurier contined: "Football is about the fight. It is a new challenge for me because when I was in Paris I was playing every game. It’s a change, but I’m focused and for me it’s a good fight between me, Trips and Kyle.”
The former Paris Saint-Germain right-back has scored two goals in 28 games for Spurs, since joining the North London club last year.