Blanc lauds PSG’s consistency

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc was full of praise for his players after they equalled the record Ligue 1 points total on Friday night.

PSG were at their imperious best as they thrashed Rennes 4-0 at Parc des Princes, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbing a brace. The victory takes them to 89 Ligue 1 points, level with their own division record they set in the 2013/14 season and giving them three matches to rewrite the history books once again.

"Equalling the record of 89 points in the season proves that we have been consistent from start to finish," he said after the match. "We now have three matches left to break this record, and I hope we do. The team has again shown that it is motivated and disciplined.

"The players played very well. I'm very happy," Blanc added. "We could see the pleasure of playing together. This victory is the best answer to the criticism we heard this week."

Ibrahimovic, who has already stated he will not remain at the club beyond the end of the current season, is determined to continue breaking as many records as possible before he leaves.

"We want to keep writing history, keep doing what we know how to do: play football. We know what we are capable of, we are confident and play for each other," the Sweden international explained.

Despite disappointment at getting knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Manchester City, PSG have been unstoppable domestically and hold an incredible 30-point lead over second place Olympique Lyonnais.

Their final three fixtures of the season are against Ajaccio next weekend, followed by Bordeaux four days later before concluding the league campaign at home against Nantes.