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

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mauricio Pochettino proud of Tottenham players despite Capital One Cup loss

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he was proud of his players despite losing to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final.

Jose Mourinho hails players for adapting to gameplan in Capital One Cup success

Jose Mourinho hailed his players for adapting to his gameplan after Chelsea’s Capital One Cup final success against Spurs.

John Terry targets more Chelsea trophies after Capital One Cup success

John Terry says Chelsea's "massive" Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham could be the start of something special.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

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