Emerson finally shares why he left Thomas Tuchel’s side this summer


Emerson finally shares why he left Thomas Tuchel’s side this summer.

Emerson Palmieri finally shares why he made the life-changing decision after the Euros. The left-back won the Champions League title for Italy and helped them to win Euro 2020.

He felt a need for a challenge after playing only twice in the Premier League over the entire 2020-21 campaign.

Peter Bosz granted a loan move to Lyon for left-back, and the team eventually won the Ligue 1 title.

Emerson also shared that he was close to not going to Lyon because he was leaning towards going to Serie A giants Napoli.

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“After Euros, I wanted a continuous game, to feel important. Mancini stated that Chelsea did not have enough space for me and that Chelsea players must be present on the pitch. I talked to Luciiano Spalletti to give my agreement to Napoli,” the Euros champion told Gazzetta Dello Sport via Sport Witness.

“I don’t know what happened. Lyon presented me a very good project. I was able to decide in two or three days. I think I’ve made the right call. There’s a strong, young group. And the Brazilians helped my settle in immediately.”

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