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Pablo Sarabia: this victory gave us confidence


Pablo Sarabia: this victory gave us confidence

Despite being taken to penalties by Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain is masters of French football and they proved it again on Friday.

After sealing another clean sweep of French football for their upcoming Champions League mission, Paris Saint-Germain would grow in confidence, said Pablo Sarabia.

The Spanish midfielder tucked away from the decisive 12th penalty in a 6-5 shoot-out win over Lyon at the Stade de France, after a disappointing goalless 120 minutes, in what was the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final.

To their Trophee des Champions, Ligue 1 and Coupe de France, the victory of PSG meant that they had added triumphs further emphasizing their domestic dominance.

Sarabia said to Canal+ Sport: “It was a particularly challenging game, but it’s true we won four titles this season. It was important to make a good impression before the Champions League and to show a good rhythm.”

“This victory gives us confidence. There is a lot of confidence in the team. Now we want to ensure that we are physically ready to play against Atalanta.”

That clash with the Italians free-scoring is the quarter-final game of the Champions League which will be held in Lisbon on August 12.

PSG would celebrate deservedly before turning their focus to Atalanta said Sarabia’s midfield colleague Marco Verratti on Friday. 

Verratti told France 2: “We suffered after a four-month hiatus to play a 120-minute match. It’s nice to win at the end.”

According to L’Equipe, he added: “We are going to a party and we’re going to think about another great match tomorrow.”

Asked about Marquinhos and Thiago Silva who walked away with physical complaints, Verratti said they both “do well.”

“They were having some cramps,” he added. “It’s not easy to play for 120 minutes but it’s nothing serious.”

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