Emery convinced PSG can still qualify against Madrid

Emery convinced PSG can still qualify against Madrid


Unai Emery is “very convinced” Paris Saint-Germain can qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals, although the Ligue 1 leaders have a two-goal deficit to overturn against Real Madrid.

PSG’s away goal means a 2-0 victory in Paris on March 6 would be enough to send them into the next round, with Emery remaining positive despite his side’s setback.

“An error on my part? The team had a good game, football is like that,” Emery told reporters on Friday. “We did not want this result, but on the pitch that’s what I wanted.

“I am very convinced that we can qualify. It will take more efficiency to score. My coaching? These are things we have worked on beforehand in the season. It could have been better.

“We had control. It’s football. It’s the competition. They may be angry but they respect their team-mates. I’m sure we’ll go, there’s a game left. I take on all the responsibilities.”

Emery was critical of the match officials and the Spaniard remains insistent they had an impact on the result in the first leg.

“I would like to have the same referee back with the same criteria,” Emery said. “I watched Lyon-Villarreal [in the Europa League on Thursday], the refereeing was balanced.

“I want to find this referee with the same criteria for us! Before the penalty, there was an offside, for example.”

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