PSG coach Lauren Blanc believes his tactics have been the difference more than the course in the two legs in his side’s victory over Chelsea.
Laurent Blanc hailed Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League win more than Chelsea as a tactical one particular immediately after outplaying the English champions across two legs in Europe.
Adrien Rabiot and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored either side of Diego Costa’s first-half equaliser as PSG booked their spot within the quarter-finals by way of a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The away win sealed a 4-2 aggregate win and afterwards, Blanc said the contest was played by two teams espousing totally unique philosophies and was proud of his team’s achievement.
“It’s incredibly easy. We saw two pretty very good teams with contrasting philosophies,” he stated.
“Chelsea have a great deal of pace up front and don’t normally want the ball. Our style is definitely the polar opposite so we can set the attacks.
“I believe that you are in much less danger when you have the ball. I am not saying the team with all the most possession wins matches, however it does let you impose oneself around the game.”
Blanc mentioned the top quality with the overall performance justified the outcome.
“After the match it is very easy to possess a much more good view on the match. With regards to the result it was optimistic. When you analyse the game we prepared to get a hard match,” the Frenchman continued.
“I didn’t consider we would be capable to place in such an excellent efficiency away from home to ensure that is quite pleasing.
“Because we controlled the game we had been able to possess an a lot easier night than we expected.”
Angel Di Maria and Ibrahimovic both came in for distinct praise from Blanc, who hailed his Argentine winger saying: “Di Maria is usually a pretty intelligent player with his movement, is technically gifted and has excellent vision.
“In tight matches you will need to win the midfield battle, and Di Maria helped us do that tonight. Di Maria gave Chelsea an issue from get started to finish.”
While of Zlatan, Blanc stated: “I assume all of the team played really well. I enjoyed the performances of all of the team. Zlatan performed at the level he has been this season.
“You guys have doubts no matter whether he can reproduce in the Champions League and he answered that tonight. He performed incredibly effectively in conjunction with pretty much all of the team.
“It will not give him a lot more self-assurance – he has adequate since it is – however it will do him some very good. We can benefit from his performances.”