“But on that day, Alan Shearer violently criticised me by saying that I was making myself out to be someone that I wasn’t even though I was not the only one wearing a bowtie. Why me again? I would like to be left alone.”
Thauvin joined Newcastle from French club Marseille in the summer of 2015, but he returned to the Ligue 1 outfit on loan for the rest of the season in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old was expected to be a success in the Premier League, but he struggled badly. The former France Under-21 international managed to make just 13 appearances in the league for Newcastle this season.
The former Bastia winger failed to score a single goal, created five chances, had a pass accuracy of 70% and a shot accuracy of 20%, and won two headers, 11 dribbles and six tackles.
Newcastle are third from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 24 points from 26 matches.