PSG put their Champions League defeat to the back of their minds as they restored their 12-point lead in Ligue 1, pleasing Edinson Cavani.
Edinson Cavani called for Paris Saint-Germain to focus only on the future after they bounced back from their defeat to Real Madrid with a resounding 5-2 home win over Strasbourg on Saturday.
The Uruguay international scored twice – both chipped finishes in the second half – as the Ligue 1 leaders restored their 12-point cushion over nearest Ligue 1 rivals Monaco in impressive fashion.
The result also provided a much-needed boost in confidence following Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.
While there is still a second leg to come on home soil, Cavani felt it was crucial PSG showed a “good reaction” after what happened to them at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“We had to win to change our minds, what happened happened, so we had to look forward, and we had to think about the other goal of the championship,” the striker told Canal+.
“It was a good reaction. Against Real, there are 90 minutes left and then there are also the other competitions.
“We were tense after the Real game, but that’s normal. You have to leave all that behind, you have to keep working, stay together and work as a team.

“The only way to get right is to stay together and then we can win important things. In difficult times, we must remain in solidarity.”
Julian Draxler, Neymar and Angel Di Maria also found the net for PSG, who are next in action against rivals Marseille in Le Classique next weekend.

February 17, 2018

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