Unai Emery’s lack of control could kill PSG’s hopes in the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain can waltz through domestic fixtures, but their selfish culture of player power will not cut it in the latter stages of the Champions League

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

“The protagonists are the players.” explained Unai Emery. “The job of the staff is to manage the squad and individuals, to put in place tactics that allow them to show their talent.” He has a point but, as this week has shown, football managers have to control egos as well as tactics. Emery’s weak grip on his team continues to engender limp performances and, with rumours of Luis Enrique being targeted, Emery’s exit may be inevitable.

Little has changed since PSG signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva in 2012 and became the ubiquitous force of French football. They have won four league titles, four league cups and three French cups in that time. Monaco’s glorious ambush upset things last season, but PSG’s points total remained fairly static.

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