Pundit Rio Ferdinand criticised 'rash' Serge Aurier in the Champions League

Pundit Rio Ferdinand criticised 'rash' Serge Aurier in the Champions League

That's after his performance in the Champions League tonight against Juventus in which he gave away a penalty.

After finding themselves 2-0 down after a frantic opening ten minutes, Spurs responded well and reduced the deficit through talismanic striker Harry Kane before going on to leave Turin with the scores level at 2-2 after Christian Eriksen's second-half free-kick.

Aurier lunged in on Douglas Costa on the stroke of half-time to give the Serie A giants a chance to make it 3-1. The Argentine missed the resulting penalty, but Ferdinand remained irked at Aurier's "rash" challenge. Ferdinand said on BT Sport. "He's very rash and panics and lets his team down far too often".

He said: 'Spurs after an bad start showed fantastic maturity, the reaction and response was huge.

Former England teammate Steven Gerrard also backed up Ferdinand's comments insisting the defender can consider himself "very lucky" that Tottenham are still in the tie. Against West Ham, the defender was shown red after picking up two yellow cards, while he also conceded the penalty against Real Madrid in the group stages of the Champions League earlier in the season. All of the back four outside of the post for the first goal is criminal'.