PSG hope for strong start to 2013
PSG’s winter recruit, Lucas Moura
PSG parted ways with two of their strikers this winter, Luyindula and Hoarau, but were nevertheless considerably reinforced with the arrival from Sao Paolo of Brazilian attacking midfielder, Lucas Moura.
The Parisians were held to a draw 0-0 in Ajaccio during the first leg and will thus be set on taking their revenge on the Corsicans at home in front of their fans, and of maintaining their distance from Lyon and Marseille who are lying on the same number of points.
“We are currently three teams in the race with 38 points each and the road ahead is still long. It is up to us to stay on course as per the end of the first leg matches. Either way, we have all our cards in hand to go in search of the title. If we show solidarity and remain competitive as we have in the past months, we will be sure to have a pleasant surprise at the end of the season,” encouraged PSG defender Christophe Jallet in a press conference.
And Carlo Ancelotti’s men have shown fine form in their last four consecutive Ligue 1 victories, scoring an impressive twelve goals without conceding a single one.
Ajaccio currently lie in sixteenth position at three points from the relegation zone and start the second half of the championship with an extremely difficult task. But they have not given up hope of creating a surprise at the Parc des Princes.
“We will need to block this Paris Saint-Germain team. They attack a lot, often play on the counter and they move to the front quickly. But we also have our own qualities! Football works that way, it sometimes allows for some small surprises. We will have to give the maximum and the players will each give their best,” warned the new ACA coach, Albert Emon.
Following two consecutive Ligue 1 defeats, it seems the Corsicans will have to do everything they can to try to even bring home a point from a draw against Paris, which would probably represent the best of starts for Emon on the bench for Ajaccio.