Despite ousting AS Monaco from the French Cup in midweek, the PSG coach wants more from his strikers
Paris Saint-Germain beat AS Monaco in the French Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday evening, with David Luiz and Edinson Cavani scoring to give the capital club a 2-0 victory. They now take their place in the final four of the domestic cup.
However, despite the victory, Laurent Blanc has encouraged his forwards to take their chances and give the Parisians more of an attacking threat as they approach the final few months of the season.
PSG are still fighting on four fronts, but the coach is clearly aware that without improved performances from the offensive players in the squad his team risk missing out on the major honours.
“Goals were lacking on Sunday [when Paris and Monaco drew 0-0 in Ligue 1] but we got two [in the French Cup on Wednesday]. It is satisfying and the way we are playing is improving too,” Blanc began, as reported by Ligue1.com.
“Over the two matches, we created a lot of chances against a team who have a reputation for being strong defensively. We scored two goals and could have had one or two more. That shows that we still have work to do in that area.
“But the biggest satisfaction for me is that, since January, we have played every three days and have been better than every team we have played against.”