The former PSG and Arsenal Coach remembers his worst career moment. The coach also described the performance of the referee as one of the key reasons his troops lost.
Former Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery relived the “worst moment” of his managerial career by talking to Barcelona in the Champions League during his side’s 6-1 defeat, describing that he felt one of his significant players was not there in the second half of the game.
After a 4-0 victory over the Catalans at home, PSG went into the last-16 second-leg match but collapsed in dramatic style at Camp Nou, conceding three times in the final three minutes as they were eliminated from the competition in historic fashion.
Unai Emery remembers Barcelona’s 6-1 win over PSG as the worst career moment. Emery spoke in a chat with Granada coach Diego Martinez about that game, critical of the referee Deniz Aytekin.
“There are many aspects to be examined in that game,” the former Seville and Arsenal gaffer explained. “Still, starting from the top, I will change the referee and that’s it.” I watched the game replay the other day because I noticed it while jumping on the canal. Since the 50th minute until the 82nd minute, I followed it, “says Catalan Sport.
“We were 3-0 down, we scored to make it 3-1 and we got a one-on-one Cavani hit at the goalkeeper that would make it 3-2, a direct penalty on Di Maria that wasn’t granted and in the 82nd minute, Di Maria fouled Neymar for the goal.”
“That’s when I stopped watching. In that part of the game, I saw one of our main players, who had seasonal injury problems, hiding and maybe I’d replace him now (if I could), they’re specifics, circumstances that escaped you in a game.” “Then there are other key circumstances-the players in Barcelona, particularly Suarez, going down the box continuously, pressing on the ball”