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Unai Emery says Spanish media out to 'destabilise' PSG

Unai Emery says Spanish media out to 'destabilise' PSG
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has claimed the Spanish media is trying to "destabilise" his team bylinking superstar Neymar with a future move to their Champions League round-of-16 opponents Real Madrid.

The Ligue 1 leaders will tackle Zinedine Zidane's ailing two-time defending continental champions at Santiago Bernabeu next month, and Emery hit out at the reports at his prematch news conference ahead of Sunday's trip to face Claudio Ranieri's Nantes.

"The squad is strong and concentrated on our next matches and the most important upcoming encounters, such as our trip to Madrid to face Real in the Champions League," the Spaniard said at Camp des Loges on Friday. "The club is experienced and I have experience in this too. People can try to destabilise us from the outside.

"Look -- a leading sports newspaper [Marca] is sending Neymar to Real again. This has not disturbed us, though. We know who wants to destabilise us but we are protecting ourselves. We will find some normality."

Emery then went on to detail and praise the close relationship between himself, chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, sporting director Antero Henrique and the players.

"We speak together often, the president [Al-Khelaifi], Antero, the players and I," said the Basque tactician from Hondarribia. "Communication is important at a club like PSG.

"This is a club that is growing a lot and generates a lot of outside interest and curiosity. We work together here."

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MARCA (@marca) January 12, 2018

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