Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc said his side deserved their 2-0 victory over current French Ligue 1 leaders Marseille in the league on Sunday.
Lucas Moura and Edison Cavani struck the goals for the Parisians, and they saw off the win at Parc de Princes despite a Gianelli Imbula red card, which meant they had to play the last 12 minutes with 10 men.
Afterwards, Blanc said Moura’s opener gave PSG the belief they could beat Marseille.
“It is a great satisfaction. It was a very good game because there were two very good teams, beautiful players who wanted to produce the game,” he said.
“Marseille were better for the first 25 minutes, including physically and duels they were fresher than us.”
“It made us aware that it was necessary to raise our game and take more risks.”
“We then realised that if we maintained this level of play, you could win the game. Marseille has created some dangerous chances, too.”
“The opening goal was decisive: it has us pumped up their morale and it has definitely affected.”
“In the second half we were superior. We play 11 against 10, it’s still easier. But overall, the victory is deserved.”