Remember the time when PSG won 4-0 against Barcelona? Marco Verratti teamed with Blaise Matuidi and Adrien Rabiot to demolish Barcelona.
It is not long ago. But if you were in a fantasy island somewhere, Barcelona came back from that deficit and won 6-1 at Camp Nou to get through the next round.
PSG were just a few minutes short of an aggregate win in the tie, only for Barcelona to score three goals in last eight minutes.
Fans blamed the referee as well as the PSG players for their poor approach to the game. The French club gave their opponents far too much respect esp. after they mastered their own game in the first leg.
One player, in particular, was Marco Verratti. The midfielder wasn’t even close to his usual self in the second leg. The tabloids eventually claimed he was at a party a night before Barcelona drubbing.
The Italian’s agent, though, has rubbished the claims as “an absolute madness and pure invention.”
As reported by Sempreinter, he said: “An absolute madness, pure invention. If we talk about technical things that are one thing but here we are entering the private sphere of a major player like Marco which moreover has kept a low profile.
“We will proceed with a lawsuit for compensation for substantial damage to restore the truth.
“The player is angry; the French media should kiss his feet and thank him for playing for PSG not be upset with clubs and fans which have always been great.
“Marco has a contract until 2021. The president has also reaffirmed his resolve to make a great team, but it’s also true that my phone does not stop ringing.”
Marco Verratti has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world. Naturally, he is a subject to moves elsewhere. Real Madrid and Chelsea are eyeing the midfielder.