The presence of Aurélien Tchouameni, Thursday, in Bercy while Real faced Villarreal in the King’s Cup was not appreciated in the Spanish capital.
There were beautiful people, Thursday, in the stands of Bercy. Many stars had indeed come to the Accor Arena to attend the NBA clash between Detroit and Chicago. Magic Johnson had thus made the trip to the capital, as had two former glories of the Pistons, Rip Hamilton and Ben Wallace. They were able to meet one of their executioners during the 2005 Finals, Tony Parker. And Victor Wembanyama, expected to be the first draft pick next June, obviously did not miss the event.
Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly, Esteban Ocon, Teddy Riner, Pharrell Williams, Gerard Piqué, Thomas Njigol or Kevin Mayer were also present in the stands. As well as Aurélien Tchouameni, a great NBA fan as evidenced by his trip to the United States after the World Cup in Qatar. But the presence of the tricolor midfielder, injured in the thigh, at Bercy caused a lot of talk on the other side of the Pyrenees. Not because of his injury but because Real faced Villarreal at the same time in the round of 16 of the King’s Cup.
Led 2-0 at the break, the Merengues finally got away with it (3-2) in extremis thanks to a goal from Dani Ceballos in the dying minutes. The former Monegasque has nonetheless been the subject of much criticism. Enough for the tricolor midfielder to send out an apology message on social networks. « I apologize to my club, the technical staff, my teammates and the Madrid fans for my presence at an event at a time when we were playing in the Cup. I was attentive at all times to what was happening at Villarreal, but I didn’t act in the right way. I am sorry « , he wrote on Twitter.
Pido disculpas a mi club, al cuerpo técnico, put compañeros y a la afición madridista por mi presence en un evento a la hora que nos jugábamos mucho en la Copa. He estado atento en todo momento a lo que pasaba en Villarreal, pero no he hecho lo correcto. Lo siento mucho.🤍
— Tchouameni Aurélien (@atchouameni) January 19, 2023