Third win/triumph in three Champions League group stage games, top spot in Ligue 1’s table, countless goals scored, none conceded in the Champions League so far, what could PSG possibly improve? Unai Emery answered that himself;
We are happy, I am very satisfied with the individual performances, but there is progress to be made in the team as a collective. In this kind of game, it is important to improve the small details
the Spanish coach told reporters after his team’s resounding 4-0 win over Anderlecht in Brussels, a game though that despite the impressive score had parts that left PSG looking… out of tune.
The match started very well with a goal in the third minute. But then, for a moment, we lost track. Anderlecht played with great intensity, sometimes with aggression. In the first half, we did not have perfect control of the match. We were sometimes surprised on the counter-attack. In the second half, we found a better balance. There was tactical discipline. It is my job to balance the team
Emery said, knowing that when the really crucial games come, in the knock-out stages, the individual brilliance of players like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, may not be enough to give PSG the results they’ll need.
Marco Verratti as well felt that the team could have done better, despite the 4-0.
We scored right at the start, but Anderlecht played very well and had chances. It wasn’t a great game from us, but we’re happy with the result. We can do even better and we created a lot of chances. We have great players who can make the difference. We defended well and also had a little luck
the Italian midfielder said.