Blanc impressed by resilient Angers

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc was impressed by Angers' resilient display following their goalless draw on Tuesday evening.

Le SCO became the first side to stop Les Parisiens scoring in 27 Ligue 1 games in midweek, despite the capital club enjoying 70 per cent possession.

The defending French champions had scored in 26 successive league games and were looking to secure a 10th consecutive win at Stade Jean-Bouin.

And Blanc was impressed by Angers' defensive tactics and lauded their stoic display after the game.

"It really wasn't easy to play," he told reporters. "If you put 10 opposition players in their own half of the field, if they are well-organised and disciplined and pushed on by the home fans and are physically strong, I can tell you, it's not easy to score goals.

"We had chances, but unfortunately we didn't score. If we had scored early, it would have been a very different match.

"But we also have to pay tribute to this Angers side. We're always talking about Paris Saint-Germain, but this time an opponent managed to do exactly what they set out to do: defend well and have two or three good chances on the counter. Well played."

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