Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

EPL: Conte speaks on leaving Chelsea for PSG

EPL: Conte speaks on leaving Chelsea for PSG

The lack of weekly competition - let alone a season-long threat - in Ligue 1 directly impacts PSG's Champions League prospects.

A clean sweep of the domestic trophies for the third time in four seasons is on the cards, although that will not completely make up for the disappointment of another underwhelming campaign in the Champions League.

Emery revealed that Draxler has spoken with sporting director Antero Henrique and team coordinator Maxwell and stated his belief that the Germany international was "misinterpreted" in the heat of the moment.

The answer to this: Yeah, pretty much everyone. His first season at PSG was a case of what could have been.

"Falcao will start, but he's not at his best level yet", cautioned Monaco coach Leonardo Jardi before the match.

In his scathing criticism in the wake of the defeat, Sky's Jamie Redknapp described the performance as "a crime against football". Rumors of replacements were consistently blowing through the sports pages.

- PSG have picked up 77 points after 29 games in Ligue 1 this season, the highest tally for a team at this stage (three pts for a win). The scenario could have been very different if it faced tougher opponents, like Atletico Madrid or Manchester United, earlier in the tournament.

However, the suggested request was turned down by police. All arrived yesterday with the idea of preparing for Saturday's match.

"Being with each other has done us some good", Emery said.

"The players are aware of it and with enthusiasm we can regain confidence".

They hired a 3-time Europa League winning coach (Unai Emery) to help them carve a way towards eternal glory but it seems that for the 2nd time in a row, the plan has backfired. My future is the next match, so this weekend. In September, there was tension between Neymar and Edinson Cavani over spot kicks against Lyon.

Beyond the field, rumblings regarding locker room cliques causing issues behind the scene emerged.

Captain Thiago Silva headed in the fifth goal from a corner near the end.

Neymar regrets his move to PSG and has told Barcelona he wants to return to the Catalan side in 2019.

The Parisians have reportedly contacted the Italian's brother to discuss the possibility of taking over from Unai Emery at the Parc des Princes in the summer.

He was denied a hat-trick goal before the interval for offside. If not, the Italian will be open to a move to the French Capital and will be looking to achieve a maiden Champions League trophy for the club and for himself. They set out in the same effort to control the ball while Madrid was happy to lay back. The debate rumbles on about giving mangers a fair chance which hasn't happened in many cases at the club.

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