PSG News In Brief: 24/10/11

Here are some snippets from today’s news regarding the club:

Kombouare Happy After Dijon Victory

Parisian Coach Antoine Kombouare spoke to PSG’s Official Website following the 2-0 win over Dijon yesterday thanks to a brace from Nene.

As well as being pleased with the result, he is delighted with the progress being made:

“It’s a very good result that was far from easy to secure. I’m very pleased with the way my players carried themselves. Things are good, we’re winning, we’re making progress, and we’re not conceding goals. Dijon are an excellent team and I take my hat off to the hard work they put in. We knew that they have the quality to create chances, but we’re in good shape defensively and in attack, and so we won. Between Bratislava [in the Europa League] and Dijon [midweek in the Coupe de la Ligue], we’ll have played four matches in nine days, but we can’t complain. We just need to keep our heads down and work hard.

Tony also praised goalscorer Nene and believes it proves that there is no over dependence on Javier Pastore:

“Nene played a great match and gave the perfect response to those who talk about our being dependent on Javier Pastore. Everyone has an important role to play at this club.”

Kolo Toure Open To PSG Move

This is an interesting piece of news, Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has freely admitted that he would like a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The 30-year-old has seen his first-team prospects limited at Eastlands, especially after serving a six-month ban for failing a drugs test.

He thinks that his time in England may be coming to an endand would be more than open at moving  to the Parc des Princes.

In an interview with RMC, he said:

“If Paris calls me, it will not be like other years. This time I will hear what they have to say. Given the players that are there, it makes you want to go.”

“I know I’m not the only player interested. There are others who really want to play for PSG. Not just for the money, but also because we see that there are very good investors who want to move the club forward to produce good football and win trophies. ”

Taarabt: Leonardo Concerned Over My Attitude

Queens Park Rangers playmaker Adel Taarabt believes PSG will make another bid for him in January.

The Parisians were interested in the 24-year-old throughout the summer but a deal never materialised.

After helping his side claim a famous 1-0 win over Chelsea yesterday, Taarabt thinks he will be courted again in the January transfer window – although he says PSG’s director of football Leonardo, has concerns over his temperament.

Speaking to Canal+, he said; “He (Leonardo) called Flavio Briatore (former QPR chairman) but the first thing he said was; ‘OK, but there is Adel’s temper’. Flavio just replied; ‘It is up to you to know how to manage it. We could manage it last season and he helped us back into the Premier League”

“That is just an excuse from Leonardo not to sign me because he had other priorities. He preferred (Jeremy) Menez, (Javier) Pastore and even wanted Ganso.

“The Qatar officials told me ‘Do another great six months and in January we will be back’. However, I am under no illusion. I know I am not Leonardo’s priority.”

He admits that it is a dream to play in the blue and red of the French club but admitted to being less than enthused at the fixture list in Ligue 1:

“Paris makes me dream, but there are only four big matches to play against Marseille, Lyon, Lille and maybe Rennes. Without being disrespectful, playing at Evian or Dijon would not be very exciting.”

He is hardly endearing himself to the rest of France with quotes likes that.

2 thoughts on “PSG News In Brief: 24/10/11

  1. Great post, my favorite being that you refereed to Kombouare as Tony. That made me laugh, and I’m going to continue with it long into the future.

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