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Enrique wants to ‘mark history’… PSG eye treble win

2024-04-24  Correspondent

Enrique wants to ‘mark history’… PSG eye treble win

Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Enrique said yesterday that he was chasing history as the club bids for the treble of Ligue 1, Champions League, and French Cup trophies this season.

PSG can take the first step by wrapping up the Ligue 1 title for the 12th time today with a win at Lorient and if second-placed Monaco fails to beat Lille.

But Luis Enrique, 53, who took over the Paris giants last year, has a unique hat trick in his sights – a feat he achieved with Barcelona in his first year as coach in 2015.

“Without a doubt, it’s a motivation to do something that has never been done in France, to mark the history of the club, of the city and if it can be for the country, so much the better,” the Spaniard told a press conference at Campus PSG in Poissy outside Paris.

“But for now we just have one title (the Champions Trophy won in January against Toulouse), and we must continue to fight in the championship because the opponents deserve it.”

PSG, who have not lost a Ligue 1 game since September, are now 11 points clear of Monaco in second with just five matches remaining.

“It’s still a long and winding road, we will have to be focused to achieve our objectives,” warned Luis Enrique.

“I hope we can win the league, but when that happens is not important, we will have to keep a united, focused team.

“It doesn’t matter when we win the championship, we have deserved it for a long time. The important thing is how we win it.”

The Spaniard said the most pleasing thing was that in his first season “the players have assimilated my concepts and I’m happy with what I see”.

PSG beat Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals and play Borussia Dortmund in the semifinals next month as they chase the elite European trophy for the first time.

They play Lyon in the French Cup final on 25 May.  - Nampa/AFP

2024-04-24  Correspondent

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