Champions League

Emery encourages PSG to respect Barcelona

2017-03-08 19:47
Unai Emery (Getty)

Cape Town - Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has warned his players not to underestimate Barcelona ahead of their Champions League last-16 second leg clash.

The Parisians take a massive 4-0 lead to Camp Nou after thrashing the Catalans at Parc des Princes. However, Emery insists the tie is not over yet.

The PSG boss wants his team to respect Barcelona and maintain their focus, just as they did in the first leg.

"The confidence I have in my team is the same as that before the first leg in Paris, and the respect I have for Barça is just as big as I had before the first leg," he told the club's official website.

"Our ambition is to produce a performance that follows on from that which we produced at the Parc des Princes."

"If I've learned something in football, it's to always respect your opponent. I repeat myself: the respect we have for Barça must be the same as before the first leg. They're a great team. 

"We have the chance to play a great match, in a great stadium against a great team. It's the kind of game that can enable a whole club to take a step forward."

Kick off is at 21:45.


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