Liverpool midfielder, Fabinho, has slammed Paris Saint-Germain for implementing ‘dirty tactics’ to get in the head of their opponents.
The Brazilian, who produced yet another stellar performance in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Brighton, was linked with a loan move to PSG, incidentally just ahead of Liverpool’s trip to France for their Champions League group stage meeting.
Fabinho stats vs Brighton
Aerial duels won 4/4
Clearances 5 (most on pitch)
Passes – 110
Pass success 85%
Clean sheet ✅
He’s not even a centre-back! pic.twitter.com/FhMBgN0ZzJ
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) January 12, 2019
When asked about the speculated move to the Parc des Princes earlier this season, Fabinho let rip at the Ligue 1 holders.
Speaking to L’Equipe, as per Mirror, the Brazilian said: “I never thought of going elsewhere.”
“I know a lot of things were written in the newspapers, but it wasn’t true. What’s funny is that this PSG loan story came out just before our Champions League match [in November].”
“And I had already experienced a similar story the day before the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Monaco [in March 2018]. It’s a strange coincidence, isn’t it?”
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Fabinho: “What’s funny is that this PSG loan story came out just before our Champions League match. I had already experienced a similar story the day before the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Monaco. It’s a strange coincidence, isn’t it?
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) January 12, 2019
Fabinho held talks with PSG in the summer of 2017 but ended up staying put at Monaco.
He went on: “If I had to sign at PSG, it’s the year before it could have been done.”
“They were very interested, I talked a lot with Antero and the club’s leaders, but it didn’t work. The year after, I did not wait for them. And then, I thought it was time to leave France,” he concluded.