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Emre Can on his red card vs PSG: “Neymar just threw himself on the field.”

Speaking to Bild, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can discussed chasing down Bayern Munich, Maurizio Sarri and his red card against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

“I still don’t know. It just wasn’t a red card,” said Can.

“Anyone who knows anything about football knows how often these situations happen. Neymar just threw himself on the field. If that’s a red, we can give 15 suspensions every game.”

Referee Anthony Taylor sent the 26-year-old off for violent conduct after a tussle with Neymar in Paris which saw the Ligue 1 club overturn a 2-1 deficit to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Can also believes that Borussia Dortmund have the potential to catch Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

“It will be difficult but we still play against Bayern and RB Leipzig. We still have the direct competitors ahead of us. We have to win and games behind closed doors must not be an excuse,” added Can.

The Germany international joined Borussia Dortmund from Juventus after becoming frustrated with lack of football at the Italian giants.

“Last season I was an important part of the team.

“We deserved to win the championship and I also played very good games in the Champions League. The new coach didn’t give me a fair chance at all but for the most part it was still a great time in Turin, for which I am grateful.”

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