Antoine Kombouare Media Briefing Ahead Of Bilbao Game

Paris Saint-Germain Coach Antoine Kombouare has held his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League tie with Athletic Bilbao.

The Frenchman had his briefing along with Brazillian winger Nene just prior to the training session at the San Mames.

Antoine Kombouare:

With the run of matches, are you tempted to rotate your squad?
“Gameiro and Menez remained in Paris. For the rest, I look them and then I make a decision. But of course I’ll think about it. And players like Sissoko need to integrate into the group and are ready to play. ”

Do you favour the Championship or the Europa League?
“I do not choose my competitions, I want to go far in every one. The most important game is always the one that arrives. Today we are in Bilbao and Sunday will be time to think about Lyon. But not before. ”

Is this game the most complicated of the group?
“Naturally. Athletic went to Bratislava and won on the first day of the Europa League. They are struggling in the league, but I cannot believe that this team cannot win at home. It is a formidable formation, capable of upsetting any opponent.”

Nene who sat alongside his Coach, had his say on his return to Spain – having had spells with Espanyol, Celta Vigo, Alaves and Mallorca.

“I remember a very good atmosphere in this stadium as the public are close to the players. I’ve experienced defeats and victories – the match will be difficult. Both teams will be determined to obtain a good result.”

“A victory would also allow us to properly prepare for Lyon on Sunday.”


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