English Premiership

Aurier admits he would've preferred PSG stay

2017-12-05 09:37
Serge Aurier.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier admits he would have liked to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, but believes he made the right decision to leave.

The Ivory Coast international struggled to keep his place in the PSG team following the arrival of Dani Alves and the rise in stature of Thomas Meunier, which convinced him to make a move abroad.

Aurier has been used mostly as a back-up to Kieran Trippier in the Premier League this season, but he feels he's better off at Spurs.

"I'm conscious [of what I did]. I'm intelligent, even if sometimes it doesn't seem that way," the 24-year-old told RMC Sport

"I've always made important and interesting choices in my career. After a while, you become aware that things are difficult for the kids who watch us and are our fans.

"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."

Aurier added: "I wasn't being judged on my performances. When I was good, they said I was normal. When I wasn't as good, they said I was mediocre.

"I was ready, but it was too hard for my family. When I felt they weren't at ease, the best solution was to leave."

 

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