PSG Ready To Sanction Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore
Paris Saint-Germain is set to take an immediate action against Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore, after the two players failed to return on time to the French capital, following the winter break.
Coach Unai Emery and his players regrouped on Wednesday, after the originally planned Tuesday meeting was pushed back by a day.
Cavani and Pastore both notified PSG of their late returns from South America on Wednesday, but did not fully explain the reasons behind their absences and both will now face sanctions.
Emery, speaking at his pre-match news conference ahead of Sunday’s Coupe de France clash away at Rennes, said: “Both are late in returning.
“I will listen to what both have to say, though. I will wait until I know [why they were late to return to Paris] .
“Edinson might be here today [Friday] but that is not certain. We will see. We will listen to their explanations. The pair informed us of their delays on Wednesday.”
Asked if he was frustrated, Emery added: “It would have been better if they had been back to get started on Wednesday, that is for sure.
“We got back underway on Wednesday because we believe that the cup is important. We gave all of the players some work to do while they were away in order to be ready for Sunday [in Rennes] . They started training again with a lot of desire. We will be ready mentally and physically come Sunday.”