“Dimitri has not done an interview ”
Jacques Olivier Auguste
But now Payet’s agent Jacques Olivier Auguste has claimed the quotes were “pure inventions”.
Speaking to French publication Daily Mercato, he said: “I am surprised by this information because Dimitri has not done an interview with any media outlet.
“The only thing that is certain is that he is enjoying his holiday, that he deserves, and he is licking the wounds caused by the Euro 2016 final defeat.
“So he is only thinking about recharging at the moment. These declarations are pure inventions in the imagination of a journalist. This deserved a response.”