Pablo Sarabia: Paris Saint-Germain will rise in faith


Pablo Sarabia said Paris Saint-Germain will rise in faith after securing another clean sweep of French football for their upcoming Champions League mission.

Following a frustrating goalless 120 minutes, the Spanish midfielder tucked away from the decisive 12th penalty in a 6-5 shoot-out victory over Lyon at the Stade de France, in what was the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final.

The victory of PSG meant that they had added triumphs to their Trophee des Champions, Ligue 1 and Coupe de France, further emphasizing their domestic dominance.

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 win will give us confidence. There’s a great deal of trust in the squad. Now we want to make sure that we’re physically ready to play against Atalanta.”

The battle with the Italians free-scoring is the quarter-final game of the Champions League which will be played in Lisbon on August 12.

Sarabia’s midfield counterpart Marco Verratti said on Friday that PSG will celebrate deservedly before turning their attention to Atalanta.

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 of another wonderful match tomorrow.”

Speaking about Marquinhos and Thiago Silva who walked away with physical injuries, Verratti said they all “do well.”

“They were getting some cramps,” he said. “It’s not easy to play for 120 minutes but it’s nothing extreme.”

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