Laurent Blanc and team under Difficult Time

Laurent Blanc and his squad are having a much more difficult time in this season in comparison to the previous campaign where they managed to win the French League by a whopping 9 points but this time around PSG is competing just stay in the top 4 spots.

Their latest league match concluded with a surprising 4-2 defeat when facing off with the relegation threatened club Bastia. A few weeks prior to this loss and PSG had to settle with a goal-less when playing against Montpellier, these aren’t the kind of results that a club such as PSG is accustomed to see but it’s happening on a frequent basis in this season as the amount of money that the owners of the French club have been spending in these past few years are supposed to help the club in avoiding these kinds of results. Continue reading Laurent Blanc and team under Difficult Time

BLANC NOT HAPPY

The manager of Paris Saint-Germain, Laurent Blanc, is not happy with the way his team played in its previous game against the Belgian club Anderlecht. That was a Champions League game and PSG had gone into that game as favourites, but, they couldn’t secure 3 points despite the fact that the opposition was reduced to 10 men towards the end of the match.

That game eventually finished in the form of a draw as a result of which both the teams were given one point each. Despite that draw, PSG remained at the first position in the Group C points table. The French club has secured 10 points in their 4 games so far with the help of 3 wins.

PSG is almost certain to qualify for the knockouts. They have a couple of group games left and all they need to secure is 1 more point. The kind of players they have got, that should not be a big deal for them, but, Blanc would know that from the next round onwards, his team can’t afford to commit as many mistakes as they committed in the match against Anderlecht.

Talking to the reporters in the press conference after the match against Anderlecht, Blanc said, “We played average football and we can’t do that against good teams. There were quite a few technical mistakes committed by us and that has happened after a while. In the last three games, we were absolutely fantastic.”

“We should avoid being complacent. There is a long way to go for us in this tournament.”

Blanc also hailed the opposition side and said that they should be credited for the way they fought despite losing one of their main players.

Blanc said, “The Anderlecht players were organized. They showed great fighting spirit and they got rewarded for that.”

Blanc Set for Future Talks

Laurent Blanc is set to hold talks with the French Football Federation (FFF) over his role with the national team, amidst speculation over a move to Tottenham.

The World Cup winner took charge of France in 2010, following a poor showing from Les Bleus in South Africa, when they were knocked out in the group stages.

Blanc had seemingly turned around France’s fortunes, after leading them to Euro 2012 on the back of a lengthy unbeaten run. Continue reading Blanc Set for Future Talks

SAHA DELIGHTED WITH START

Tottenham striker Louis Saha has said that he is extremely delighted at the opportunity to score on his debut for his new club. Tottenham signed Louis Saha on the final day of the January transfer window from Everton.

Even though it was viewed as an insignificant transfer given that Louis Saha has sustained a number of injury problems over the last few months, but the French striker made a memorable debut in the match against Newcastle United. Tottenham thrashed Newcastle 5-0 in the match following the January transfer window. Louis Saha not only secured his debut goal, but also completed a brace in the match.

This huge score not only helped Tottenham keep Chelsea and Arsenal at bay, but also helped them move a little bit closer towards the prospect of once again challenging Manchester City and Manchester United. Following their defeat at the hands of Manchester City a few weeks ago, the title challenge of Tottenham was all but written off. However, the recent results coupled with the arrival of new players in the January transfer window is once again expected to spur Tottenham on. The 33-year-old French striker is not expected to get a lot of opportunities considering the presence of Emmanuel Adebayor, but he can expect Harry Redknapp to select him regularly if he keeps on scoring.

“It was a great, great feeling. I am not that young, but it’s just like I was living the dream of a young boy – to make your debut and score on your home ground, it’s just amazing,” he told reporters. The Frenchman also praised manager Harry Redknapp by saying that he is one of the best managers he has worked with. Harry Redknapp is in contention for the position of the England manager after Fabio Capello announced his resignation.