Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has hit out at club president Jean-Michel Aulas, saying he was “hurt and disappointed” by the way his contract talks were publicised.
Lacazette penned a one-year extension in the summer until 2019, but talks dragged on and Aulas said publicly in June that he will earn “at least €4million a year”.
Lacazette while speaking to French Football website, L’Equipe said
“It hurts,”. “When you’re a young guy at the club, from the city, who’s never behaved badly towards anyone, to be treated like that… yes, it’s hurtful.
“I’d just had my best season – I’d really helped the team to get back into the Champions League. It is his attitude. When he talks, a lot of fans listen and when he retells things, seen from his point of view, it makes you think that the player is in the wrong. His behaviour hurt and disappointed me.
“He could have not employed this method that made me look like someone that I’m not. I had decided to stay – everything should have been straightforward.”