Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery could not fault his team after they swept aside Anderlecht to clinch their place in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages with two games to spare on Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
UEFA Champions League, Group B
Paris Saint-Germain 5-0 RSC Anderlecht
Unai Emery (Paris Saint-Germain coach): “We won the three points and it was important to perform well, here at the Parc des Princes, in front of our fans, cheering us on throughout the match and we work hard for them. Tonight I thought we played well for the full 90 minutes. In the first game against them we gave them too much space and conceded too many chances and tonight we gave them nothing. They only had two or three half-chances and that’s what we keep working for, to keep improving as a team.
Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain defender): “It’s thanks to the team that I scored the three goals tonight. I’m very happy with the win and happy to have kept another clean sheet and I hope we continue like this. When we enjoy our football, controlling the possession, taking people on, the fans enjoy it and we always try and do our best for the fans and for ourselves.”
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain defender): “I think all our hard work this week paid off tonight. The whole team played with a lot of character and desire and I think when we play like that, it’s difficult for any team to come to the Parc. Today we showed that Paris Saint-Germain are a very strong side, but now we need to keep going.”