In eight days, FC Barcelona and PSG will compete on behalf of the knockout stages of the Champions League (February 16) at Camp Nou. Before that, the Rouge et Bleu will play this Wednesday evening (9:05 p.m.) on Stade Malherbe de Caen in the Coupe de France then OGC Nice next Saturday (5 pm) in Ligue 1. In the fight with PSG, LOSC and AS Monaco for the title of champions of France, OL coach, Rudi Garcia, was asked about this Champions League meeting between PSG and FC Barcelona when issuing beIN SPORTS “The Sunday Club”. The Gones coach also spoke about Barcelona’s dissatisfaction with Parisian statements about Lionel Messi, at the end of the contract next June. Rudi Garcia recalled that the Catalan club had used the same method on his player, Memphis Depay.
“A little anecdote already. I read that Ronald Koeman was a little offended that PSG was talking about Lionel Messi in Paris before this Champions League meeting. He was still not embarrassed him to, even after the summer transfer window, talk about a coming of Memphis Depay to Barcelona, while the (transfer) market was closed. It’s called the watered sprinkler. Now the episode is over“, recalled Rudi Garcia on beIN SPORTS. “Indeed Barça is moving up the standings which is still the least of things given the workforce they have. But indeed, for PSG this is not necessarily good news. But if we also look towards Paris, it’s a moment when they are in the process of recovering all their players. There will be a priori all the protagonists on the ground for this shock. I can’t wait to see this round-trip confrontation between Barcelona and PSG. ”
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