Speaking to Globo Esporte ahead of the first leg of PSG's Champions League round-of-16 tie with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, Verratti expressed his hope that Neymar will soon win football's most prestigious individual accolade.
It is hard to imagine Zidane´s future not being tied to the outcome of this tie, with such an early exit from Europe unthinkable for a club who have been European champions in three of the last four seasons and reached at least the semi-finals in seven straight campaigns.
"My relationship with Madrid is finished because my cycle there ended", he told French publication So Foot.
One country-England-has five representatives in the Champions League playoffs for the first time in the history.
His reputation was only furthered when Madrid brushed aside Barca over two legs in the Supercopa de Espana.
Emery said his side - who will be backed by 4,000 fans in the Spanish capital - had learnt from that defeat a year ago and are "better prepared now".
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"I think there is a story, a myth, created around the Champions League".
Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has opened the door for a future move to Barcelona after stating he "would have no problem playing for" the Catalan club. For Real, Nacho should replace the banned Dani Caravajal at right-back. "Any fan would like to have Neymar in their team".
"Perhaps our preparation began with that match". This is a game that has enough superstars to beat the all-star game and as a result, we should be very well entertained. They won't want us to score and the away team usually waits for the counter-attack. This PSG is a renewed one, with a lot of experience.
It would also be interesting to see how Real Madrid would tackle his pace and skills in the left wing with Carvajal being out of the first leg.
The Parisians' line-up is easy to predict, the only selection decision Unai Emery has to make is whether to play the experienced Lassana Diarra in defensive midfield or keep faith with 21-year-old Giovani Lo Celso, who has started the club's last eight Ligue 1 matches.
As many as 1,800 police officers will be on duty to look out for trouble on what has been classified a "high risk" occasion.