‘Tell him to shut his mouth’ – Spurs star hits back at former winger for criticism

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Tottenham defender, Serge Aurier, has hit back at former French international winger, Jerome Rothen, after he criticised the Spurs man’s comments about returning to PSG.

Aurier was enjoying his most productive season at Spurs before the season was suspended as he was being handed consistent game time under Jose Mourinho.

While the Ivorian won several titles during his time with the French giants, he admitted that he has unfinished business at the club and would like to return to the Ligue 1 champions in the future (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).

Jerome Rothen said: “I have one thing to say to Serge Aurier: PSG is the club of his heart, don’t make me laugh! Let him stop selling us the dream, at least to the supporters, it’s over for you. He’s on the downhill slope. We stop there. stop with this nonsense.”

The Spurs star has now taken to social media to respond to Rothen:

In his Instagram story, Aurier posted a picture of Rothen and wrote: “If you come across this guy, tell him to shut his mouth a little otherwise I will tell Uncle Evra to bring him a mask himself,” referring to the Frenchman’s clash with his former AS Monaco teammate, Tonton Evra.

Spurs Web Opinion

Some people expect footballers to be robots and take the harshest of criticism on the chin. I personally don’t mind some footballers giving it back to pundits who criticise them harshly as long as it serves to motivate them and doesn’t adversely affect their on-field performance.

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