Former English defender Danny Mills named Serge Aurier as TottenhamIt is a weak link.
The Spurs had a mixed start to the new Premier League season, which included defeats to Newcastle and Leicester, and a grim midweek departure from the Carabao Cup.
Mills believes one of the reasons for his struggles is Aurier's form, and he mentioned leaving Kieran Trippier as a problem.
When asked if the defender is good enough to help his team in the top four, Mills said Football insider: "No. No, not me [I think he is].
"Internationally, he's very, very good, but I look at him and he's not there, he's not willing."
The former Leeds defender has now cited the options Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have in the same positions, giving them an advantage.
He added: “You have Kyle Walker or [John] Cancelo, you have Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez could play there if necessary, [Cesar] Azpilicueta at Chelsea, you have [Hector] Bellerin at Arsenal.
"I think everyone is better than him. That's a weakness since Trippier left."
Spurs fans were disappointed by the departure of the cup on Tuesday, which would probably be their best chance of winning silverware, and Mauricio Pochettino was forced to talk about his future.
When asked why he doesn't look so excited this season, Pochettino said, "It's not like that. I explain why – in football, I've suffered two big disappointments.
“One when I was a player and there was a penalty at the World Cup. It has always been my dream to play a World Cup, my big dream. OK, we played three games and went home.
“We went undefeated, a candidate to win the trophy, and returned home in the group stage. I stayed at home and didn't leave for 10 days.
“Another day went with Tottenham to win a trophy and the closest to win was the Champions League and it was even bigger because it was the Champions League.
“To reach the Champions League final with Tottenham – nobody expected that. It was more than a dream, more than a dream. At that moment I was disappointed and then I took a train after the train to Barcelona and again you feel depressed.
"In your opinion, you expect to move on after a week and say & # 39; want to be there again & # 39; you can't be happy.
“Yes, we have some disagreements, of course. But I'm happy now because I'm positive and of course this season is going to another big challenge. But we need to have that energy to try to be contenders and try again to fight for great things, and I will try to the end. "