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Emery - PSG game important for our preparation

Emery speaks to the press

When Unai Emery left Paris Saint-Germain in May, he probably didn’t expect to come up against them within two months.

But our head coach will lead us against the French champions in Singapore on Friday, and he says it will be a crucial game in our pre-season preparation.

on the match…
For us, it’s about continuing our preparations. It’s another match but we don’t want to change our focus. Our focus is to get every player up to speed and work on tactical things to get better for when we start [Premier League] competition.

on his time at PSG…
I am very grateful to PSG. It was a good experience, a good moment in my career. Now we are going to play tomorrow against a big, big club with big players. They won’t have every player on the pitch tomorrow because they are on holiday, but for me it’s important for our preparation. It will also be nice for me to meet my friends who I worked with at Paris Saint-Germain.

on Thomas Tuchel…
Every coach has the chance to meet in Nyon every year when we have the coaches meeting and we can also speak tomorrow if we are together. Usually you don't speak specifically about football in this moment, more football in general.

on how he will feel about this game…
They are two big clubs with a big history and big present. For me, this is different to other ties but for my work it’s the same. It’s demanding but very exciting to work this way.

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