Tottenham senior player: I would have preferred to not have joined Spurs
Serge Aurier has admitted that he would have preferred to have stayed at Paris Saint-Germain rather than joining Tottenham in the summer transfer window.
Aurier, 24, signed for Spurs for £23million in August but is yet to really stamp his authority on Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans despite the fluctuating form of Kieran Trippier.
The Ivory Coast international has started just one of the last four Premier League games in fixtures that Tottenham have failed to win, leading to some fans getting frustrated that Pochettino is constantly overlooking the rapid right-back.
Now, Aurier has admitted that he would have liked to have stayed on the books at the Stade des Princes instead of joining the North London club.
“Of course I would have liked to stay at PSG. It’s the club of my heart. I come from Sevran. I’m from Paris. There’s nothing better than playing for the club you love,” he said, as quoted by French news outlet RMC.
Aurier has made just 10 appearances across all competitions in the senior team since joining Tottenham, with him now seemingly playing second-fiddle to Trippier much like the ex-Burnley ace had done to Kyle Walker.
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Walker left for Manchester City in the summer creating a void that needed filling due to Pochettino’s insistence on using attacking wing-backs in his formation.
Aurier was thought to be that replacement, but now it seems that it has been Trippier who has become the No 1 choice.
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