Ca­vani, Pa­s­tore feel pres­sure from on high

Sport360 - - Bundesliga - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 edi­to­

Saint-Ger­main coach Unai Emery has re­ceived sup­port from the club’s sport­ing di­rec­tor over his han­dling of Edin­son Ca­vani and Javier Pa­s­tore’s late re­turn from hol­i­day.

Emery left the two stars out of PSG’s two Cup out­ings this week with Pa­s­tore forced to deny cap­tain Thi­ago Silva’s sug­ges­tion that he was angling to leave the club.

Uruguayan striker Ca­vani blamed his late re­turn on com­pli­ca­tions book­ing a flight back to Paris while Pa­s­tore said his was due to per­sonal is­sues in Ar­gentina.

PSG sport­ing di­rec­tor An­tero Hen­rique is­sued a state­ment rais­ing the sub­ject of the in­ter­nal ten­sions caused by the two play­ers.

“I fully sup­port the man­ager for all the de­ci­sions which have been and will be taken,” said Hen­rique.

“Fol­low­ing nu­mer­ous com­ments con­cern­ing the late re­turn of two of our play­ers I want to af­firm as PSG sport­ing di­rec­tor that our wish has been and will al­ways be to deal with this sit­u­a­tion in-house.”

PSG re­sume the sec­ond half of the sea­son away to Nantes to­mor­row, nine points clear of de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Monaco and Lyon.

Club skip­per Silva had pub­li­cally crit­i­cised Ca­vani and Pa­s­tore af­ter Wed­nes­day’s 2-0 League Cup win against Amiens.

“This is an im­por­tant mo­ment for the club, they should have thought about that be­fore do­ing some­thing like this,” said the Brazil­ian.

Hen­rique en­dorsed the team cap­tain’s com­ments, adding “ev­ery mem­ber of the squad should have this ab­so­lute pri­or­ity of pre­par­ing and win­ning these games with the ut­most pro­fes­sion­al­ism”.

Backed: Unai Emery.

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