Date: 8th April 2020 at 8:00am
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Many Spurs fans have reacted on Twitter after former PSG midfielder Jerome Rothen laughed off Serge Aurier’s comments about PSG being the club of his heart.

Aurier claimed on Monday that he was desperate to finish his career with his former club, stating that it was his dream to play for the club, and it’s a dream that is “not finished”.

Plenty of Spurs fans were fuming with the Ivory Coast international’s comments, as you can read from one of our previous stories, and it seems they weren’t the only one upset with his words, with Jerome Rothen – who had a short loan spell at Rangers in 2009 – laughing off his comments.

Speaking to After Foot (translated by Sport Witness), the player said “don’t make me laugh” in response to PSG being the club of his heart.

Do you want to see Aurier leave after these comments?

Definitely, let him leave

Definitely, let him leave

He's a Parisian lad, what's the problem?

He's a Parisian lad, what's the problem?

Yet to make mind up

Yet to make mind up

He said: “Let them stop with their nonsense of the club from their heart. It is easy today to say that PSG is the club of its heart, given what they can make financially. It makes me laugh…”

With Spurs not having their greatest season before it was brought to a halt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, these words from the full-back have not endeared himself to the fans, and many have told him to leave.

The 27-year-old was brought to the club back in 2017 for £23m, since then he has gone onto make 74 appearances, scoring six goals and creating 13.

Here is what some fans said about Rothen’s comments below…

 
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2 Replies to ““Sold us a reject”, “Brutal” – Many Spurs fans react as ex-teammate slams player for “nonsense””

  • I dislike this article on a number of levels, and mostly due to the all round prejudice it seems to display toward a player I feel has never been truly accepted by the majority since arriving at Spurs in any case. So what exactly was wrong with Aurier stating he would one day want to return to his former club PSG out of a love for them? Given he doesn’t appear to be that wanted by Tottenham fans as a generalised view, I don’t exactly understand the notion these same fans would be annoyed by him then departing eventually? As for Jerome Rothen’s own poisonous take on this scenario, I would have to ask why he feels the need to become publicly involved in such a manner in ridiculing a fellow professional? For me it leaves a particularly unpleasant after taste which reeks of having ulterior motives and I would say to this guy butt out and MYOB! I would also point out that despite some early set backs of indiscipline in a Tottenham shirt, Auirier’s form and consistency have improved markedly in recent months (and prior to lockdown) as has his on-field behaviour. Yet the criticism and insults have continued to be attached irrespective of this, as has the un-ending calls in some quarters for his departure. There of course will always be unacceptable criticism and labelling from certain quarters as some are simply unable to remain clearly objective in their views and analysis, and I seem to remember it was not so far back when Sissoko was subjected to such familiar scorn. However none of this is excusable when such fetid views are borne out of nothing more than ignorance and bias and cannot be considered as having any credible validity as acceptable viewpoints. The fact that journalists give greater air to such articles is in itself disturbing enough, as for me they simply add fuel to an already unpleasant shameful fire that needs to be stamped out at the soonest possible opportunity.

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