Brighton winger Leandro Trossard 'leaves for Belgium amid controversy'

Leandro Trossard ‘LEAVES England on-board the Eurostar’ and ‘heads back to Belgium after being dropped by Roberto De Zerbi’ for Brighton’s clash against Liverpool with the 28-year-old attracting interest from Spurs

  • Brighton winger Leandro Trossard has reportedly left the club to head abroad
  • Trossard is said to have boarded a Eurostar train back to his homeland Belgium
  • The Brighton star has been dropped by club manager Roberto De Zerbi
  • And has left England to enjoy a break back home in the European nation 

Leandro Trossard has reportedly boarded a Eurostar train back to Belgium in relation to incidents that have seen him banished from Brighton’s matchday squad for this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Trossard’s quick departure from England came after the star was told that he wouldn’t be part of the Seagulls’ team to face Liverpool on Saturday.

The Belgian has been heavily linked with a January move away from Brighton with Tottenham interested in landing the winger in a bid to improve their top four hopes.

Brighton’s Leandro Trossard has left England after being dropped by the Premier League club

The Belgian is reportedly unhappy at the decision to be left out of Brighton’s squad to face Liverpool

Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi dropped Trossard from the club’s matchday squad to face Liverpool on Saturday

Trossard is said to have driven himself to the Eurostar tunnel in Dover in response to his attitude being questioned by club manager Roberto De Zerbi, according to The Express.

Brighton’s joint-leading goalscorer Trossard has bagged seven goals in his last 16 Premier League outings for the club, but has seen his future on the south coast recently thrown into doubt.

On Friday, team manager Roberto De Zerbi confirmed Trossard would play no part in the squad to face Jurgen Klopp’s side at the American Express stadium, telling reporters: ‘Leandro knows very well my opinion. 

Trossard drove himself to the Eurostar crossing

‘The last session before the Middlesbrough game, when he understood he wasn’t playing, he left the session without telling me anything.

‘That isn’t good. On Monday I spoke with him and explained I don’t like this attitude.’

Saturday’s visit of Liverpool marks the second successive match Trossard has missed after he was absent from the Brighton side that secured safe passage to the FA Cup fourth round last weekend.

Sportsmail previously reported the Belgium international trained away from the first-team in recent days amid rumours he had been kept away over his attitude, though he has been carrying a slight calf injury. 

It is not yet known whether the Seagull’s manager was aware of his player’s decision to leave the country or whether Trossard will face punishment for his actions.

Trossard (right) will play no part in Brighton’s weekend clash with Liverpool on the South Coast

Trossard has headed home to Belgian in response to being dropped from the club’s Premier League clash with Liverpool

Trossard has been made a transfer target by Antonio Conte’s Spurs with the London outfit registering a firm interest in the Belgium international. 

De Zerbi demonstrated his dissatisfaction in Brighton’s star attacker’s attitude, stating: ‘He [Trossard] knows very well that if he wants to play with me he has to work hard, to run, to be in the right way.

‘We are not a big team, like Real Madrid or Barcelona, we are Brighton and he has to work like the other players.

‘I don’t know what the problem is. I want to be honest. I’m open with him.’

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