Yakin shocked by PSG treatment

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By Patrick Haond
Hakan Yakin has admitted to being shocked at the treatment he received at Paris Saint Germain.

The Swiss star signed a four-year deal with the capital club in the summer, but his contract was cancelled by coach Vahid Halilhodzic due to concerns over his fitness.

Yakin has since re-signed with Basel, but is still hurt by what happened to him in Paris.

The gifted midfielder did, though, admit he made a mistake by not talking to Halilhodzic prior to signing with PSG.

"Before signing, I did not talk to the coach," he told L'Equipe. "That was a mistake. We should have talked.

"During a press conference, he talked about my extra kilos, but I had those last season and it did not stop me playing brilliantly in Switzerland and the Champions League.

"I was shocked by it all.

"It is true I was not at my best when I arrived in Paris, but I believe it had more to do with a lack of communication.

"About my groin injury, I could not stand it any more, surgery was the best solution.

"I wanted the different doctors to have a meeting, as I wanted to play in Paris."