Concerns about Paris St Germain’s ability to dominate the French league remained after the club had to rely on two late goals in order to get past lower league Niort in the Coupe de France game.
PSG were coming up against the French Ligue 2 outfit in order to secure a place in the quarter-finals. The club remain on course for a treble after managing to get a 2-0 win. The result could have been very different had it not been for Javier Pastore’s 78th minute goal. This finally broke the deadlock between the two teams and Edinson Cavani was able to make the game safe with an injury time goal.
Despite having to rely on two late goals, Cavani said that PSG played extremely well in the win over Niort. It has been a difficult campaign for the French outfit, who brought in former Sevilla manager Unai Emery in the hope of doing well in the Champions League. A 4-0 thumping of Barcelona in the last 16 stage of the competition certainly confirms the vast improvement made by the club in Europe.
However, PSG have been unable to dominate the French league as they have done in the last few years. Monaco lead the table with a three-point advantage over the big spending outfit. Cavani remains confident of winning the treble.
"We dominated throughout the match and we deserved the win. It was a solid performance. We knew before kick-off that it would be a difficult game because Niort are a team that defends very well.We are happy because the team battled well. There was a great atmosphere and difficult weather conditions – although they are not an excuse.We did what was necessary and showed a great mentality and good spirit. The Coupe de France remains an objective for us. It's important we stay demanding,” said Cavani.