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Hakimi believes PSG must show more eager for win after Lyon loss

After Sunday’s surprising 1-0 home loss to Lyon, PSG defender Danilo stated that his side had not shown respect to their opposition.

The hosts had 62.2 per cent of the total possession but gave up quality chances in both halves, resulting in them conceding 1.61 expected goals compared to their own 1.13.

PSG were lucky to go into half-time level after Alexandre Lacazette’s 39th-minute penalty struck the woodwork, but their luck ran out 11 minutes after the break when Bradley Barcola finished off a cutback from 18-year-old right-back Sael Kumbedi.

After Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty hit the woodwork in the 39th minute, PSG were fortunate to enter halftime with a level score.

PSG’s difference with second-place Lens had reduced to six points

However, their luck ended 11 minutes into the second half when Bradley Barcola scored after receiving a cutback from 18-year-old right-back Sael Kumbedi.

PSG boss Galtier is under pressure after their recent downfall and it is believed that he may be fired by the club.

The Ligue 1 leaders now have only a six-point lead over second-placed Lens and Marseille after this loss and Danilo encouraged his squad to play with more desperation.

“PSG did not respect [Lyon] and we did not give it our all. But when you don’t give everything you have to give, even at home, it’s difficult to win every game,” Hakimi said.

“We have to get out of there, because our opponents [Lens and OM] are only six points away. We have to wake up, because the title is not assured at all. 

“Paris Saint-Germain know that Ligue 1 is a very difficult championship and we have to get that title. We have to change a lot of things, and not just the state of mind.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.


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