Seen as one of the more promising full-backs in France during his time at Monaco, Layvin Kurzawa has struggled a bit since his big move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Not exactly at the same level as some of his teammates, the defender has received a lot of criticism lately for his performances, and now he’s allegedly being blackmailed after a video of him was taken saying rather unsavoury things about Didier Deschamps, the France national team manager.
This, coupled with his struggles on the pitch, has led Daniel Riolo, a French pundit, to lash out at the player, and, at the same time, show a huge lack respect to Stoke City, Huddersfield Town and Burnley.
Speaking on RMC Sport, he said: “This kind of guy, if I’m the director of football at the club, I say stop. There’s thousands of players (like him) and there’s the Premier League to welcome this kind of guy: Stoke City, Huddersfield, Burnley… They’re very good for Kurzawa.”
While there’s no doubt that both the Potters, the Terriers and the Clarets aren’t quite at the same level as the Ligue 1 runners-up, to pass them off as just dumpsters for players like Kurzawa is quite frankly laughable.
And, even if he didn’t mean it that way, but rather that a player like Kurzawa, who clearly isn’t the best off the pitch, would be better off at a ‘smaller club’, because that’s where those ‘kind of guys’ go, isn’t much better.
Why Stoke, Huddersfield and Burnley? That’s what we want to know.