Champions League

Blanc: Blues have the edge

2015-02-18 08:03
Laurent Blanc (File)

Paris - PSG coach Laurent Blanc was missing several players for his side's 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea on Tuesday evening.

Numerous players were unavailable for the Champions League Round of 16 clash due to injury, which forced Blanc to use David Luiz as a makeshift midfielder.

Blanc was pleased with the performance of David Luiz in a holding midfield role against his old club and with the overall display of his team, despite the result.

"The score is not favourable to us, but I'm very happy with my team. There are lots of very satisfying things but the score is what counts at the end so the return match will be complicated," he said.

Paris won 3-1 at home to Chelsea in the quarter-finals last season before losing 2-0 in the return to go out on away goals.

"I would have preferred us to win the game 3-1. I think our match was better than last year. I think Chelsea hardly existed in an attacking sense.

"Their only shot on target unfortunately for us was the goal we conceded but after that we gave them practically nothing," added Blanc.

"We were up against a great goalkeeper as well, let's not forget. The result could have been better but the match was very good.

"Chelsea have a slight advantage, especially because they are at home.

"With our attacking qualities we are capable of scoring practically anywhere in Europe. We didn't do it last year but have to this time."


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