French forward Alexandre Lacazette has hit out at Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas over the club’s handling of his new contract situation.
The 24-year-old hit-man emerged as one of European football’s hottest strikers last season as he smashed a stunning 27 league goals to fire his team into shock title contention.
However, outspoken club president Aulas made the terms offered to the player public, and the Les Bleus ace has revealed that he’s been left “hurt” by such actions:
“Yes, it is his [Aulas’] attitude,” he told L’Equipe (via talkSPORT).
“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. Yes his behaviour hurt and disappointed me.
“It hurt. I think that is a justified word to use. When you are a youngster at the club, in the town, and you have never really behaved in a nasty way to anyone, to be treated like that, yes, it hurts. I had had my best ever season, I really helped the team to reach the Champions League again.”
Although Lacazette was prolific last season, he’s endured a slow start to the current campaign registering only one goal in six Ligue 1 matches.
However, such form is unlikely to dissuade suitors should he be available in January.