No shame in losing to Real - Emery

Vincent De Villiers
Março 10, 2018

It was Real who ended up opening the scoring after 51 minutes.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed reports suggesting Neymar could leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to the Catalan giant as "fantasy".

"It's going be difficult and we are going to face big teams from now but we keep working to achieve big things".

There is little doubt that when the club's hierarchy were putting their plans together to finance the deals for Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, exiting the Champions' League at the last 16 stage was not in the script. There may of course be some unforeseen budgetary repercussions with regards to Financial Fair Play regulations for the club but more importantly, in what direction is the project heading?

However, the use of flares caused the match to be paused a few times by German referee Felix Brych and several requests had to be made via the loudspeaker system, with the PSG players even having to plead with the supporters to calm down the use of the flares. One is keeping Barcelona in contention for a treble.

PSG had been one of the favourites to win the Champions League before being drawn against Madrid but looked devoid of any inspiration over the two legs, with midfielder Marco Verratti sent off for two yellow cards in the second. Several instances have served to annoy the club's top goalscorer, and that's all leading to the consideration of an exit.

"Neymar is a very good player".

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made Neymar his priority target for the window following their disastrous defence of the La Liga title.

No shame in losing to Real - Emery

It meant the ex-Manchester United star has scored in every Champions League appearance this season. Only two clubs, Porto and Bayern Munich, have received more.

After all, nobody comes to the Parc and wins, right?

It was apparent to see a positive on-field relationship between Neymar and both Cristiano and Sergio Ramos during the first leg of the Champions League last 16 game at the Bernabeu.

"It was insensitive, " he told German broadcaster ZDF.

That is a damning statistic for a club with their means and ambitions. And he was never as incisive as Ronaldo.

Neymar doesn't intend to return to Barcelona in the summer; he wants to spend another season in France before heading to the Camp Nou in 2019. The Brazilian superstar adopted well in Paris and got to business right from the first game that he played for the club. But PSG are, at the moment, laughing it off. "Obviously it became harder for them when we scored the second goal".

"I'm not worried about my personal future, I'm not worried about the team: how can you get performance and be better prepared for our future?"

"We believe in our players".

Ronaldo ajuda Real Madrid a eliminar PSG
Após o 6 a 1 para o Barcelona na temporada passada, dessa vez foi o Real Madrid quem tirou a equipe francesa da competição. Reiniciado o jogo , time francês apresenta suas credenciais. "O 3-1 é uma vantagem, mas não podem estar tranquilos".

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