Unai Emery’s future not under question at PSG

Unai Emery’s future not under question at PSG

March 7, 2018 Off By Sports Writer

Paris Saint Germain boss Unai Emery has become under pressure after his side failed to mount a comeback against Real Madrid on Tuesday evening.

Heading into the game against Zinedine Zidane’s reigning Champions League holders; PSG had to go all-guns blazing if they were to overturn the 3-1 first leg deficit.

And, having been on the end of that comeback against Barcelona last season – many expected the Ligue 1 side at least mount a good effort.

But, Madrid’s resolve stood firm with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro cancelling out any chance of a place in the quarter-final draw for the Parisian’s.

Emery, is now under pressure after failing to move past Spanish opposition in the past two seasons, even having spent big on the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar over the summer.

The former Valencia boss spoke about his side’s performance following the game in Paris, before touching briefly on his future.

“My future? I’m not thinking about it today,” he told reporters following the game.

“Losing to Madrid is not a disappointment, but going out in the last 16 is. But, the first leg was the key because we were better over the first 80 minutes than them.

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“They controlled 60 percent of this match and we couldn’t do enough in the 40% we controlled.

“We all want to win this competition quickly. We’ll continue with patience, and build a team that can win.”

Finally, Emery said that he firmly believed that PSG could go on to win the Champions League in the coming years.

“I’m sure this team can win the Champions League. The supporters will see that Paris will win this competition one day.”

PSG are firm favourites to win the Ligue 1 title this term, but the club’s hierarchy are now said to be considering a fresh approach for next season, having their eyes firmly on the Champions League prize.