Ligue 1 Day 8 – Toulouse 1-1 Paris SG

Reactions from Paris:

Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain coach)
“Toulouse made a better start than us, and caused us a few problems. We still gave them a helping hand to open the scoring. We got back into the game on the counter and in the second half we dominated. Even though it was a tough game, the players gave it everything. Physically, it was very tough. We have to know how to not lose matches like that, but we are not happy with not winning.”

David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain defender)
“It was a very tough game. We were trailing early and the team fought back well. We managed to equalise, but we were unable to score that second goal that would have made the match easier. We are ready for the Champions League on Tuesday (vs FC Barcelona at the Parc des Princes), and I hope we win.”

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain midfielder)
“We came here to win, but we started the match badly. I don’t know if it was the kick off time or the heat, but we didn’t start well. Toulouse scored with just half a chance. We came back strongly, we pushed hard, and had opportunities to score. Our second half was much better, but it didn’t pay off. We will keep working. We have to lift our game and we know it. We have a big match on Tuesday and we have to answer the challenge.”