Unai Emery insisted he was pleased with the angle of Angel Di Maria after changing the Argentine winger after 70 minutes of Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-Zero win over Troyes.
Di Maria minimize a forlorn determine within the warm-up for PSG’s earlier recreation – a 2-1 win over defending Ligue 1 champions Monaco – when he sat on a ball by himself after being named among the many substitutes.
The previous Manchester United star was restored to Emery’s beginning 11 for the go to of Troyes on Wednesday however the recreation remained goalless till he was changed by Kylian Mbappe and the house aspect took the lead by means of objectives from Neymar and Edinson Cavani.
Within the combined zone afterwards, Emery admitted Di Maria was not at his greatest within the match however supplied reassurances over the 29-year-old’s dedication to the workforce.
“I’m happy with all the players. The most important thing is their state of mind,” Emery informed C8.
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“Angel works every single day for the workforce. Generally he has excellent matches, typically worse. We are going to proceed to offer everybody confidence.
“I spoke with Angel yesterday. He began the match with a whole lot of need and motivation. Perhaps he didn’t present his greatest strikes as he needed or as we needed.
“His attitude is good. I want to maintain a good spirit in the team and take each match as it comes.”
PSG struggled to interrupt down a decided Troyes aspect, who would have taken a 1-Zero lead after 35 minutes had Stephane Darbion’s purpose not been harshly dominated out for offside.
Cavani additionally missed a first-half penalty, however two objectives within the final 17 minutes turned the sport.
“It was a difficult team to play against and they closed the game down. That’s why we had to maintain consistency in the match,” mentioned Emery, who refused to debate whether or not the likes of Di Maria is perhaps searching for a transfer within the January switch window.
“All gamers should consider Paris. We can not discuss switch window earlier than we nonetheless have a whole lot of matches. We’d like to consider the present workforce and provides them confidence.
“If players are not in the spirit we want, we talk together. I’m happy with the group.”