"Gareth is one of them".
If the insipid display from PSG's attacking all-stars against Real Madrid is anything to go by, they certainly have a lot of work to do to catch Europe's elite. The team isn't constructed to compromise on the wings against a side like PSG. Can you believe it?
As fans we ingest the optimism galvanised by PSG's wonderfully creative social media team. Worse, for Emery, was the ill-fated gamble on Giovani Lo Celso in central midfield for the first leg, which was not repeated here.
With Marco Asensio and Isco both hitting the post in the second half for Real, the visitors more than deserved their win on the night, as well as in the tie. In truth, it was over long before that.
"Playing Lucas and Marco, [Tuesday] it was important to have two lines of four", Zidane said.
Perhaps a squad that won the league title last season, and owns three Champions League triumphs, has lacked edge in the campaign´s early stages but is sharpening with a major prize in sight.
We were told to bring our scarves and to wear our shirts.
The Qataris bought the wrong club to execute their global PR initiative before hosting the 2022 World Cup.
We did that, and then some.
This was all part of a concerted effort to motivate the players.
PSG captain Thiago Silva has been at the club since 2012 but often underperforms in big games, undermining his authority as captain. On Tuesday night they didn't deserve us. Arsene Wenger and Antoine Conte have been mentioned, as has Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Champions League returns tonight with Champions Real Madrid visiting the Parc des Princes as they come to town looking to confirm their passage to the quarter-finals of this year's tournament. Real have won 12 European crowns, Barcelona five, while PSG have never reached the final - and it shows. They're a brave and disciplined team and I'm not surprised by their league position.
Eibar only survived their first ever top-flight season in 2014-15 when Elche were hit with administrative relegation. "But it's a process".
ESPN FC's Sid Lowe weighs in on Zinedine Zidane's standing at Real Madrid following his side's comprehensive UCL victory over PSG.
That deadline expired with Tuesday's limp defeat to holder Real Madrid in the last 16, leaving the French side as far away from being European champion as at any point since Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) bought the club in 2011.
But beyond personnel changes, Auclair sees a club that has plenty of soul-searching to do.
Also, PSG was red-faced in the first leg because it did not have a fit holding midfielder, inconceivable considering the club's wealth. However, their inclusion in the team is a major boost for the champions. Lassana Diarra, signed as an emergency backup to Motta with the Madrid match in mind, is 32 and has hardly played in the last 18 months.
He said much the same after last year's humiliating elimination by Barcelona, when PSG made history by becoming the first team eliminated after winning the first leg 4-0.
A rare and more accurate assessment of where PSG stands came from PSG center half Marquinhos. Maybe it will, eventually?