'No Way He's Playing For Me Again' - Pundit savages Tottenham player after report
Noel Whelan has slaughtered Serge Aurier after reportedly walking out of the stadium in the recent Tottenham defeat to Liverpool.
The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 28-year-old has “disrespected” the club, Jose Mourinho and his teammates with his unprofessional behaviour.
As reported by the Telegraph, Aurier, who started the 3-1 defeat in north London, left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time after being substituted by Mourinho.
Goals from Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane were enough to seal victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg netted for the Lilywhites.
Whelan has ripped into Aurier for failing to support his teammates during the second half and insisted the Ivorian defender would not play for Spurs again if he was manager.
“As much as you may be disappointed with a manager’s decision, you’re getting paid by the club and you’ve got to be a professional and a role model there,” Whelan told Football Insider.
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“We’re seeing people that think they’re bigger than the club – no one’s bigger than the club. Simple as that.
“If he’s stormed out of the club, not only has he disrespected the club and the manager, he’s also disrespected the players.
“He should be there supporting them, simple as. If I was the manager, there’s no way that player’s playing for me again. It’s as simple as that.”
The Republic of Ireland international started at left-wing back on Thursday but took Aurier’s place on the right for the second half.