Blanc curses Parisiens' luck

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc believes the Ligue 1 champions' luck deserted them in their disappointing 1-1 home draw with Ajaccio.

Last Updated: 19/08/13 at 12:30 Post Comment

Laurent Blanc: Feels his side did enough to win against Ajaccio

Laurent Blanc: Feels his side did enough to win against Ajaccio

The Parc des Princes faithful witnessed 64million euro striker Edinson Cavani score his first competitive goal for PSG on Sunday night, but they would have preferred to watch the Uruguayan notching the winner than see him rescue a point at the death.

Fabrizio Ravanelli's Corsicans were under the cosh from start to finish, but Benoit Pedretti's ninth-minute goal meant the pressure was on PSG to chase the game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Cavani went close to equalising on numerous occasions but when the latter finally wore down Ajaccio's resolve four minutes from time, it was only enough to leave the champions four points shy of the leading pack and without a win thus far.

Blanc told PSG's official website: "We created a lot of chances, especially in the second half. Luck deserted us, but we also missed chances in front of goal, due to our lack of physical freshness.

"It hasn't been the start of the season we were hoping for. We would have liked to have more points, but we have to keep working."

Cavani, whose 104 goals for Napoli persuaded PSG to make him the French league's record signing, was equally frustrated but remained philosophical.

"This is football, that's how it goes," he said. "We deserved to win on the night and we had so many chances!

"But little by little we are improving and with hard work, we will achieve our goals."

While the capital club bemoaned two points lost, Ajaccio were celebrating a first point of the season earned against all odds.

Pedretti, who bent a superb shot into the top corner from 20 yards, told L'Equipe: "It was a miraculous point.

"We could barely put four passes together or get out of our own box.

"We certainly didn't have much fun but we earned a welcome point thanks to our solidarity."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Iker Casillas confident he can hold off David De Gea at Real Madrid

Iker Casillas intends to stay at Real Madrid and is confident he can hold off the challenge of David De Gea at the Bernabeu.

Officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting

Seven serving FIFA officials have been arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges, Swiss authorities have confirmed.

Danny Ings subject of £12m Tottenham bid - Sky sources

Tottenham are ready to bid £12m for Burnley striker Danny Ings, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company