Krychowiak takes a dig at Unai Emery
PSG loanee Grzegorz Krychowiak has taken a sly dig at PSG boss Unai Emery over lack of playing time last season.
Krychowiak, 27, known as one of the best defensive midfielders during his time at La Liga, joined PSG on the eve of the 2016/17 season from Sevilla in a reported €30m deal. During his two years stint with Sevilla, he won two Europa Leagues under Unai Emery. Following Emery’s appointment as Paris Saint-Germain boss, Krychowiak followed him to the French capital. But, things didn’t work out as planned for the Polish international.
Krychowiak just made 11 appearances as a starter for PSG last season much to his disappointment. Before the start of this season, he played no part in pre-season and was told to find a new club just 12 months after a big money move. West Brom took full advantage of the situation and signed him on loan.
Krychowiak expressed his frustration over Emery’s decision to bench him most of the time and his lack of desire to give a proper explanation behind his decision.
“I spoke with the coach but every time when I spoke with him I felt deception,” Krychowiak said.
Upon asking if the Polish felt the coach wasn’t totally honest with him regarding the lack of opportunities, he told,
“Yes, exactly. So for me I didn’t understand why. The coach knows me very well. We spent two years together and before I signed the contract he told me to come to PSG, and I didn’t play.”
Krychowiak was also totally honest regarding his previous knowledge on West Brom. He told that he didn’t know a lot about West Brom and was only made aware of their bid 48 hours before officialy joining them.
Holding down a regular place in national squad before the World Cup next year has been cited as one of the main reasons by Krychowiak.
“It was one of the reasons,” Krychowiak said, when asked if World Cup 2018 being a factor.
“If I want to play for Poland, I need to play and find a club. I didn’t go for the two last games with Poland [in September’s qualifiers]. I spoke with the coach, he told me that it would be better that I find a club, then I will be back [in the squad]. So it was very important for me to have the opportunity to play in the World Cup.”
Although Krychowiak didn’t rule out a return to the Parc des Princes, that seems highly unlikely considering current situation. He is contracted to the Parisian club until 2021.