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Meunier confident PSG can stay motivated

30th March 2019, 13:16 by Bobbie Jackson

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier says the squad won't be complacent despite running away with the league in France.

The Parisians were sent packing from the Champions League earlier this month after throwing away their 2-0 first-leg advantage against Manchester United.

It means that they only have two trophies left to fight for after suffering a shock defeat to Guingamp in the Coupe de la Ligue in January.

They sit 20 points clear in Ligue 1 and appear to have a second successive title in the bag but may still have a battle on their hands for the Coupe de France crown.

PSG face Nantes in the semi-finals next month and could potentially line up against Lyon, who recently beat them in the league, in the final.

Meunier insists the squad won't lose focus after failing to achieve their goal of winning the Champions League and claims they are still motivated to win every game.

"It's not only about the Champions League," Meunier said.

"We have to reproduce what we did in the first half of the season, in the group stage of the Champions League, for example, where we prepared very well, mentally and physically for some very demanding matches, where you have to give your absolute best. Mentally it's important to want to win each and every match, whether it's in the Champions League, Ligue 1 or the Coupe de France, at the start right through to the end of the season."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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