Blanc expects Nantes challenge

Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc is expecting a difficult clash against out-of-form Nantes this weekend, but says his side are well prepared for the challenge.

Les Parisiens are looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season when they face 17th-placed Nantes, who are on a three-game losing streak.

However, Blanc is expecting a tricky tie on Saturday as he believes teams have extra motivatation to beat his high-flying PSG side.

"We're the team to beat, and even more so when we play away from home," Blanc said. "We saw that in Reims, where the stadium was packed to the rafters.

"It's a great thing for the league. We’re used to matches like this. We know the traps that they can set for us.

"Nantes will have plenty of motivation to beat Paris Saint-Germain, especially as they're at home, but also because they have had a rough run in their last three matches.

"But we're focused on ourselves. It will be a tough match, but then again all our matches are."