Fans of Paris Saint Germain have slammed coach Unai Emery for making wring substitutions in the side’s 3-1 loss at Real Madrid in a Champions League round of 16 first leg tie on Wednesday night.
The fans, who went on a Twitter rant, said the manager had made the worst decision of the night when he opted to play young French defender Presnel Kimpembe ahead of experienced Brazilian, Thiago Silva.
Emery was again slated for pulling out Edinson Cavani when the match was in balance and introducing a defender Thomas Meunier. His tactical moves resulted in Madrid scoring two goals twenty minutes afterwards.
”That’s actually sackable from Unai Emery. Taking off a player like Edinson Cavani that early to play for a draw is a joke,” Jordan Clarke tweeted.
Another fan, Robbie Fahy said: ”Unai Emery cost PSG that game with his substitutions. Lost all shape and cohesion in midfield after Cavani withdrawn. Alves decided he had a free role & caused so many overloads on their right side.”
Meanwhile, Emery has blamed the referee for his side’s loss to Madrid. He accused the referee of ignoring a foul on Kimpembe leading up to Madrid’s second goal.
“We were quite clearly robbed today. There was a handball and penalty against Sergio Ramos. And there was a foul on Kimpembe for Real’s 2nd goal. I did not like Rocchi’s refereeing. Many small errors make something big,” he said.