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Blanc pleased with PSG win

September 29, 2013
By ESPN staff

PSG boss Laurent Blanc denies his side were still far from their best in Saturday's 2-0 win over Toulouse, insisting he was pleased with the improvement.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
GettyImagesZlatan Ibrahimovic was substituted for Edinson Cavani in the second half.

The French champions were criticised from the win, with their attack proving wasteful aside from goals to Edinson Cavani and Marquinhos.

But Blanc compared the match to the midweek win at Valenciennes and is confident Le Parisiens are on the rise.

"The goal achieved is the same: the three points. the game at Valenciennes was worth three points and so was this one," Blanc said. "It's very good. At Valenciennes I said that only the result was satisfactory because the rest was not good.

"I passed the message that we have to control a match more technically, despite the fatigue. Today, there were shortcomings as the fatigue is still present, but there are players who brought freshness.

"I think that we controlled the game technically better. It was much better than at Valenciennes. This is a fairly logical victory."

PSG host Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday, hoping to grab an outright lead in Group C.

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