It had only just gone 10am on Thursday morning when the players started arriving at Les Rouge et Bleu training complex. In a relaxed atmosphere after the win over Saint-Etienne Carlo Ancelotti's side had a good light session. After Montpellier dropped two points with a 2-2 draw against Evian Thonon-Gaillard), the capital club players' disappointment at the weekend's loss to Lille has finally been put behind them.
"Everyone said we were dead and buried after the Lille game," explained defender Zoumana Camara to PSG TV. "People were saying we would even lose second place. But we're still here... right here! We're back in the hunt. You can see how important every game is and that every team can drop points. We're only three points behind."
In the starting line-up against Les Verts, the PSG No.6 also spoke about his own display: "My personal performance isn't the most important thing tonight. Some players play more often than others, but the most important thing is that we bring something to the team when we do play so that the team can reach its goals at the end of the season. I'm happy to have helped out the team because this was a real team win."
Fellow defender Sylvain Armand was also delighted with the win. "Winning is always important, especially after that loss against Lille last weekend," explained the capital club full-back to PSG TV. "After Montpellier's slip up, we needed to score the points for the title race but also to stay ahead of Lille. Everything is possible and we still believe."
The capital club can dream again of the title, but victory this Sunday against Valenciennes, is an absolute must. "We have to approach the Valenciennes match as calmly as possible," continued the No.22. "We need to build on the win over Saint-Etienne if we want to stay in the race with two games left to play. We have used up all our chances. Now we have to do the job."