Serge Aurier claims his “happy to stay” at Tottenham after admitting a “personal situation” was the reason he asked to leave in the summer. The 26-year-old right-back has endured a difficult time with the north Londoners since he joined in a £23million deal from Paris Saint-Germain in summer 2017.
Aurier only made eight Premier League appearances last season with his previous outing coming back in February.
It resulted in the Ivory Coast international seeking a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the transfer window.
However, nothing materialised and Aurier was forced to remain a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad going into this season.
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He was given a chance to prove his worth with a first appearance of the season and repaid Pochettino by providing two assists in the 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Aurier was quizzed about his desire to leave in the summer and suggested a personal issue was behind his plea to depart and there has been no rift with Pochettino.
But, with that situation now resolved, he is looking to remain at Spurs and become a regular in the first team.
Aurier said: “I had something in my head, but I didn’t want to leave for the gaffer or the chairman (Daniel Levy).
“It was my personal situation and now it is OK, everyone wants to give me another chance and now I am happy to stay and happy to play and happy for the victory. “We need to give the best for this season and for the trophies.
“Nothing has changed in my life. I stay and now I want to prove and give my best for the supporters, for the club, for everyone.”
Aurier will now hope to be involved as last season’s finalists begin their Champions League Group B campaign with a trip to Greece to face Olympiakos on Wednesday night.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.