In an interview with Le Parisian, PSG midfielder Mohamed Sissoko gave his thoughts on the win over Montpellier and his team’s chances at winning a Ligue 1 title.
The Malian quoted that no one at Camp des Loges is talking of a title charge, whilst indicating his readiness to play a full competitive 90 minutes after making his long awaited return to action last week.
How does it feel at playing again at a high level after such a long absence?
“It gives me great pleasure.”
“Especially since we left (Montpellier) with three points. I personally worked very hard to come back and my first twenty minutes were reassuring.”
What is your view on this victory?
“Montpellier caused us many problems in the first half, particularly Belhanda Giroud. But we were very sturdy defensively and I think that’s what made the difference.”
Javier Pastore, whom you played against Italy, has been brilliant?
“I played against him when he was in Palermo and it is true that he is important to us and in addition, he has been decisive.”
Is being the league leaders important?
“It is important, particularly for the confidence – but it is only the beginning of the championship.”
Being top after the eighth match day, does this mean that Paris targeting the title?
“We will not talk about the title. Many expenses were incurred in the offseason but we know our targets (note: qualification for the Champions League).”
“We’ll continue to work quietly and we will review the possibility later on in the season.”
Lyon next Sunday at the Parc des Princes, how do you match this?
“Lyon is a young team with great talent. It’s a game that may be similar to tonight (Saturday). They will be ready to fight.”
Finally are you ready to play 90 minutes?
Yes, I’m ready to play an entire game. But I’ll go step by step to find the level I had before.”