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Emery, about 6-1 from Barça to PSG: "It happened because the VAR did not exist yet"

Published:11/02/2020 - 07:51h

Updated:11/02/2020 - 07:51h

Unai Emery gave an interview to 'France Football' in which he talked about various topics, including the historic comeback of FC Barcelona to the PSG in the Champions League

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On 8 March 2017 it is a historical date for the FC Barcelona: in the party of turn of the eighth of final of the Champions League and after having lost in the gone by a conclusive 4-0 against Paris Saint-Germain, the then trained group by Luis Enrique achieved to win by 6-1 with three goals in the last minutes that gave the turn to the eliminatory.

Then, the trainer of the Parisian team was Unai Emery, to day of today free after being destituido of the Arsenal. The Basque conceded an interview to 'France Football' that it will be published this Tuesday 11 February and whose advance offers the vision of the technician about this goleada that practically condemned his stay in Paris Saint-Germain.

"The Barça deletes us with the 6-1 because the VAR still did not exist"

Emery Remembered that in the duel contested in the Camp Nou 2017 there were controversial decisions, with some penalti doubtful. "The first year, do a party of gone to a very high level", commented, about the 4-0 favourable to Paris Saint-Germain in the gone, adding that "in the turn delete us because the VAR still did not exist. We fell deleted clearly by the referee's decisions".

On the other hand, the Basque trainer regretted the opportunity that left to escape in the bench of Paris Saint-Germain, in which it did not fulfil objective -the Champions League was the main- further to win the French league in spite of having a staff of dream, with Neymar,Mbappé and Cavani like forwards crashes. "There I could turn me into the best trainer of the world, but lost the opportunity", said.

His relation with Neymar

Emery Also answered about what supposed for him the signing of Neymar by Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of this same 2017, recognising that it was necessary to adapt to the team to the Brazilian. "With a so extraordinary player can not say him that we already have a clear-cut team and that will have to adapt . You have to do a team for him", commented.

The ex trainer of the Parisians elogió the figure of the Brazilian, deteriorated during the last months owing to his attitude. "In spite of the popular opinion, is easy to train with Neymar. It loves the football and has a big heart. Still it has the opportunity to turn into the number one. Afterwards it will be Mbappé", added.

Also it commented his controversy with Thiago Silva. "It is a big player and wanted more than him. I could not attain that it accepted it. It wanted to that it went out of his zone of comfort and dared to defend further up by the pressure that did the team on the rival. I worked with him so that it accepted this, but did not succeed", sentenced.

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