‘Even dumber than I thought’ – War of words continues between ex-PSG midfielder and Aurier

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier has been engaged in a war of words with former PSG midfielder Jerome Rothen since the start of the month and it appears both are not showing any signs of stopping.

It all started when the Spurs star said last month that would like to return to the PSG in the future as he had unfinished business with the Ligue 1 champions (Canal + Afrique via Get French Football News).

Rothen, who spent five and half-years at PSG before leaving in 2010, scoffed at Aurier’s comments and insisted that the 27-year-old had already blown his chance at the Parisian club (RMC Sport).

Aurier did not take kindly to the comment and hit back at Rothen when he claimed that he could reveal some stuff the ex-Monaco player had done at PSG, and that he did not exactly have a ‘clean record’. He also defended the controversial Periscope social media incident in the process (Tribal football).

Rothen has now refused to accept the Spurs star’s reasoning and has asserted that anything he did during his time as a player was nowhere near as bad as Aurier’s behaviour during his time in Paris.

Speaking to RMC (as relayed by Made In Foot) the 42-year-old said: “You have to stop with the crazy talk. You do a Periscope, even if you don’t know it, you learn it will be put online. Honestly, he’s even dumber than I thought. Sorry, but it’s nonsense.

“He says I don’t have a clean record, but I’d like to know what I did at PSG? Tell me… If he’s simply talking about the explanations I had with fans during a short period of time or of my spat with Guy Lacombe, it’s completely different, because I’ve never ratted on anyone in my club.”

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It is honestly not in Aurier’s interest to be dragged into this. Pundits are paid to give controversial opinions as that is what gets eyeballs. The full-back should focus on his football, which has been on the up in the last few months, as performing well on the pitch is the only way to shut critics up.

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