Champions League Paris St Germain v Chelsea: Suspended Aurier’s remarks pitiful, blasts Blanc
Aurier, an Ivory Coast worldwide, will miss this evening’s Champions League tie against Chelsea in Paris taking after an examination concerning the episode on the live-spilling application.
Nasser al-Khelaifi, the PSG President, communicated the annoyance of the club’s Qatari hierarchy.
“I took the decision to suspend Serge Aurier,” Khelaifi said. “Paris Saint-Germain is a very strong institution which nobody can touch and this video, filmed in a private setting, clearly contains unacceptable comments about team-mates and, especially, coach Laurent Blanc.
“PSG wishes to express its fullest support to coach Blanc and to the players who have rightly felt offended by Aurier’s remarks.”
Be that as it may, while PSG moved quickly to address the matter – Aurier is comprehended to be confronting the likelihood of being sacked by the Ligue 1 pioneers – an obviously irate Blanc censured the player when gotten some information about his behavior amid a pre-match question and answer session at the Parc des Princes.
“How did I react?” Blanc said. “Very badly. We can think whatever we like – this is a democracy and we are free to have our opinions – but that guy… two years ago, I committed myself to make him come to Paris, and seeing what I saw, that’s all the thanks I got.
“That’s pitiful. Pathetic. I won’t say more because I’m here to talk about the Chelsea game, but he has penalised himself.
“He should have been preparing for a last 16 game in the Champions League. That would have been better than staying at home not knowing what to do.
“It’s bad for him, but it’s bad for the club because it has penalised the club. He can do what he wants and handle the consequences, but he has penalised the club.”
Aurier, who likewise offended fellow team members Zlatan Ibrahimovic, goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and full-back Gregory van der Wiel, faces a fight to win over a changing area containing a few senior players why should comprehended be unwilling to play nearby the 23-year-old once more.
While trying to show penitence, the privilege back issued a video statement of regret. “I made a big mistake. I am here to say sorry to the coach, the club and my team-mates, and to the supporters,” he said.
“I want to apologise especially to the coach. I can only thank him for all he has done for me since I arrived.
“I will accept any sanction the club impose on me. I made a mistake, it was unforgivable and I am ready to face all the consequences.”