Serge Aurier has claimed he has no regrets about leaving Tottenham Hotspur, despite his up and down time in North London. 

The right-back joined Spurs from PSG in 2017 and spent four seasons in N17, playing 110 games in which he scored eight times and assisted 17 (TransferMarkt).

Serge Aurier

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However, Aurier departed Spurs as a free agent in 2021 when the two parties cancelled his contract by mutual consent (SkySports).

The Ivorian then joined Villarreal on a free, agreeing a 12-month contract with the option to extend by another two years (AS).

Despite this, Unai Emery’s side chose not to extend and Serge Aurier once again became a free agent last summer, only to be handed a Premier League lifeline by Nottingham Forest.

Aurier came up against a bunch of his former Spurs teammates last weekend as the Lilywhites ran away 3-1 winners, but he insisted he has no regrets about leaving.

He said (Times): “No. It is like life, sometimes you are happy, sometimes you are not.

“Sometimes you do great jobs, sometimes not.”

Asked whether he would celebrate if he scored against Tottenham, Aurier added: “No, I have a lot of respect for everyone there.

“If I score, if we win, I will stay quiet.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Aurier was one of those classic players who had all the talent but just missed that mental aspect of the game.

He switched off too many times and lost concentration at key moments, which always let him down in the end.

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