Paris Saint-Germain player Dani Alves, who played under Unai Emery at PSG for one season before the Spaniard left to join Arsenal, has aimed a dig at his former coach.
Emery guided PSG to the domestic treble last year but reports claimed that Neymar and the team’s Brazilian contingent were unhappy with the Spaniard’s leadership.
And now Alves hasn’t missed a chance to aim a dig at Emery by claiming that PSG current coach Thomas Tuchel has brought ‘pleasure’ back to the club.
“He’s incredible, here I’ve coincided with a German with a Brazilian soul,” Alves told BT Sport. “The atmosphere he’s created here, he’s brought the pleasure back into coming to work. And you approach things with a big smile and energy. Energy levels are high and he reminds me of Pep [Guardiola], he really does in this sense.
“He makes things really smooth, he stubborn but he does things his own way. He’s a great man manager and dressing room manager and team manager.
“This gives us a better chance of doing well this season. I have to take my hat off not just to him but his staff, too. Because every day is really a pleasure to work with them. I have to pay them back for what they have done.”