That doesn’t go down well with some in the Real Madrid cosmos: instead of watching the away game of the royal team in the Copa del Rey round of 16 against Villarreal on TV on Thursday (3: 2), the injured man was busy Aurelien Tchouameni at the same time in Paris with a completely different sport. There, the Frenchman watched an NBA basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls.
On Twitter he showed remorse for his detour. “I apologize to my club, my coaching staff, my team-mates and the madridistas that I was present at an event while we were playing for a lot in the Copa. I’ve been following what’s happening in Villarreal at all times, but I haven’t done the right thing. I am very sorry”Tchouaméni wrote in Spanish after videos showing him on the basketball court circulated on social media.
I apologize to my club, the coaching staff, my teammates and the Madrid fans for my presence at an event at a time when we were at stake in the Cup. I have been attentive at all times to what was happening in Villarreal, but I have not done the right thing. Very sorry.????
— Tchouameni Aurélien (@atchouameni) January 19, 2023
By the way, unavailable players – regardless of whether they are injured or suspended – are not contractually obliged to travel and be there at away games. It’s different at a home game, but there are also exceptions on certain occasions. Either way, the topic seems to have been exaggerated a bit, even if Tchouaméni felt compelled to apologize.
The 22-year-old midfielder received one on January 9th Schollenmuskel-Diagnosed injury in left leg. The royals will miss him until the end of the month.
The @RealMadrid suffering in Villarreal…
… Tchouameni watching the #NBA in Paris
— The great match of COPE (@partidazocope) January 19, 2023
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During the cup round of 16 at NBA: Tchouaméni shows remorse
That doesn’t go down well with some in the Real Madrid cosmos: instead of watching the away game of the royal team in the Copa del Rey round of 16 against Villarreal on TV on Thursday (3: 2), the injured Aurélien Tchouaméni was busy at the same time in Paris with a completely different sport. There the Frenchman saw a game of the basketball league NBA […]