Sunday 22 July 2018

Grzegorz Krychowiak accuses Unai Emery of deceiving him over playing time

Grzegorz Krychowiak joined West Brom on a season-long loan from PSG in August
Grzegorz Krychowiak joined West Brom on a season-long loan from PSG in August

West Brom's Grzegorz Krychowiak has accused PSG boss Unai Emery of deceiving him.

The midfielder is unhappy over why he barely played for the French club last season having joined from Sevilla for £28million in 2016.

Krychowiak moved to West Brom on a season-long loan in the summer after failing to break into the PSG side despite working with Emery at Sevilla, winning the Europa League twice.

He made just seven starts in Ligue 1 as PSG finished second behind Monaco, failing to defend the title, and felt Emery was not telling him the truth over his lack of playing time.

"I spoke with the coach but every time when I spoke with him I felt deception. So for me I didn't understand why," he said.

"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.

"But this is football and for me the most important thing is the next season and the next games. F or players the most important thing is to play and I didn't.

"So now I wanted to have the pleasure and play football. I don't know (if he will return to PSG). In football everything is possible so we will see.

"I don't think about what I will do next season, I think what I will do the next game."

But t he Poland international, who helped his country reach the World Cup for the first time since 2006 this week, admitted he knew little about the Baggies before moving to The Hawthorns.

"I will be honest, not a lot. I spoke with my agent only two days before I signed the contract about the possibility to play the Premier League and I made the decision for that," said the 27-year-old, ahead of Monday's trip to Leicester.

"West Brom play in the first 10 places but what I saw in the last weeks, this team can do a lot better.

"I had opportunities in other countries with other clubs but the Premier League and the opportunity to discover this league was very important for me to make this decision."

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