Under-Fire PSG Boss Emery Not Distracted By Critics
PSG are trailing OGC Nice by 7 points and Monaco by three.
The French capital based club have won just one of their last five games in all competition and face Lorient on Wednesday.
However, the former Sevilla boss is confident of turning things around and proving his critics wrong.
“I have the football experience,” he told a news conference. “I have experienced great moments and others like I am now.”
“I remain positive and I do not think about my situation but about the team, the players and the supporters. My responsibility is to work.”
“All of the people with me are in the same spirit. The players train well and for me it is a good sign of the behaviour of the team.”
“We need to win. If we win against Lorient, we will see everything differently.”
Unai Emery added, “There is a bit of everything. But since the international break when we were on a good run, [Javier] Pastore then [Adrien] Rabiot were injured.”
“Thiago Motta had to play many matches and was forced to stop and [Marco] Verratti was injured. That does a lot of things in midfield. This is one of the reasons why the team has lost strength.”
“We need to prepare other players. I wait for all of the players to come back after Christmas and that will fix some problems.”
On being questioned if he spoke to club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Unai Emery said, “The president is close to the team, he has been with us all these months.”
“He comes to training, has been present at all games. He wants us to continue the work we have started.”