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Nancy hosts faltering PSG

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PARIS AFTER several poor performances in recent weeks, the pressure is on Ligue 1 title favourites Paris Saint- Germain to get back to winning ways again when it travels to Nancy on Saturday.

PSG have gone three matches without a win between league and cup, and last weekend’s draw with Bordeaux saw them surrender top spot in the table on goal difference to Montpellier, who refuse to give up the chase for a debut title despite having just a fraction of the capital side’s financial power.

The move to bring in Carlo Ancelotti as coach during the winter break will only be justified if PSG end the season on top of the table, and midfielder Mohamed Sissoko knows that a significant improvement is required if they are not to slip up again this weekend on Nancy’s artificial surface.

“We know that it will be very difficult. We are currently going through a spell where we are not playing at our best but everyone is aware of the situation,” said the former Valencia, Liverpool and Juventus player.

“We know what needs to be done. Our objective is to hold on to top spot.

“We need to prove that we have not turned into a bad side overnight. We are going through a bad patch and we need to turn things around quickly.” Sissoko - who was born and brought up in France but is experiencing his firstever season playing at the top level here - also dismissed claims that the squad has struggled to get used to the demands made of them by the new coach.


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