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Serge Aurier admits he wanted to leave Tottenham this summer... but there is no rift with Pochettino

‘The transfer window is closed, now I am calm and happy to stay’: Serge Aurier admits he wanted to leave Tottenham this summer… but there is no rift with boss Mauricio Pochettino

  • Serge Aurier was denied his wishes to leave Tottenham in the transfer window
  • The full-back admits he is now happy that he has remained in the Premier League
  • Aurier made his first appearance this season on Saturday and got two assists
  • He has reiterated that there is no rift with Mauricio Pochettino over desire to go 
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Serge Aurier has revealed he is ‘calm and happy’ to still be at Tottenham – despite trying to secure a move away from the club this summer.  

The Ivorian spoke recently of his appetite to move on to pastures new but the club stepped in to keep him after instead allowing fellow right back Kieran Trippier to leave for Atletico Madrid. 

For Aurier, the issue is now a non-entity after the closure of the transfer window and he is keen to become a regular starter at Tottenham after impressing in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace.   

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Aurier, having recorded two assists in the 4-0 win, said: ‘Yes, but that was the situation before the transfer window closed, the transfer window is now closed, now I am calm and happy to stay.

‘I speak with everyone, I don’t want to leave. 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.’