Paris Saint-Germain proved again on Friday, that they are masters of French football, despite being taken to penalties by Lyon.
Paris Saint-Germain would grow in confidence after sealing another clean sweep of French football for their upcoming Champions League mission, said Pablo Sarabia.
In what was the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final, 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.
Further emphasizing their domestic dominance, the victory of PSG meant that they had added triumphs to their Trophee des Champions, Ligue 1 and Coupe de France.
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.
Before turning their focus to Atalanta, PSG would celebrate deservedly, said Sarabia’s teammate 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.”