Blanc welcomes latest PSG win

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc hailed his Ligue 1 leaders following a tough week in which they claimed three wins, concluding with Sunday's victory over St Etienne at Parc des Princes.

Last Updated: 17/03/14 at 11:15 Post Comment

Laurent Blanc: PSG boss happy after tough week

Laurent Blanc: PSG boss happy after tough week

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his fifth Ligue 1 brace of the season as PSG restored their eight-point lead with a 2-0 win over the Greens.

Two first-half strikes from the champions' top scorer were enough to secure Blanc's men their seventh straight win and maintained their impressive lead over second-placed Monaco, who got past Lyon 3-2.

Earlier this week, the French giants saw off Bayer Leverkusen with a 6-1 aggregate victory to progress to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, following a 3-0 league win at Bastia last weekend.

Blanc was delighted his men kept the goals coming and told his club's official website: "All victories are important. We aim to win every single home match so it's mission accomplished.

"We had three matches in the last seven days, which is not easy to manage, and we recorded three wins over Bastia, Bayer Leverkusen and now St Etienne, another quality opponent, technically very good and courageous.

"Winning 2-0 is an excellent thing and a great way to cap off a very good week."

Ibrahimovic took his league goal tally to 35 for the season and was pleased to move past Carlos Bianchi's record when he was top scorer at the club in the two seasons from 1977-1979.

The Sweden international said: "This was a very important match for us and we won together, as a team, so it's another step towards our objective.

"We played well and scored two goals.

"I am very happy to have beaten Carlos Bianchi's record (40 goals for Paris in a single season) but I owe it all to the team and I thank them, like I do all the supporters at the Parc des Princes."

PSG travel to mid-table Lorient in their next match on Friday - the same day they will find out their opponents in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the matches to be played on April 1 and 2.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property