PSG’s Emery pleased with ‘controlled’ performance against Celtic

PSG’s Emery pleased with ‘controlled’ performance against Celtic

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Unai Emery has expressed delight with his his players approached their champions league opener against Celtic at Celtic Park.

PSG thrashed Celtic 5-0 in their Champions League opener, thanks to two first half goals from Neymar, Kylian Mbappe.

Edinson Cavani added a third in the second half from the penalty spot, before a Mikael Lustig’s owngoal made it 4-0.

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Cavani added the fifth goal with five minutes left, with a superbly taken header to hand the French giants a comfortable win away from home, leaving their manager Emery happy with how they responded to a difficult atmosphere.

“The most difficult thing here is to cope with the rhythm Celtic play at and the intensity they play with and, of course, the support they have with them,” Emery said after the match.

“I think my team showed a lot of character. It was really a team effort and it showed a really controlled approach to the game, which I’m very pleased with.

Emery added; “I thought we had a lot of threat in the midfield. We controlled not just in the midfield but all across the park. What I was really pleased with was that we were in control with the ball but also without the ball.”

Cavani, who scored a brace, also reechoed his manager’s thought, and says it was important that they remained focused all through the game especially defensively.

“We played a great game for the whole 90 minutes. We stayed focused throughout not just when we were attacking but when we defended too,” he said.

“It was the perfect match, the match we had to play here to get the three points. Every team I’ve played in and all the forwards I’ve played with have been different and I’m aware that I’m playing alongside two or three fantastic players.

” I need to make the most of it and I need to stay humble to continue like this, like we’ve been doing since the start of the season,” he added.

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