Blanc wants ‘clinical’ attack

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc was glad to scrape to a 1-0 win over Montpellier on Friday, but wants to sharpen his team's cutting edge.

PSG have made a perfect start to their Ligue 1 campaign with three wins out of three, the latest courtesy of Blaise Matuidi's effort just after the hour mark at Stade de la Mosson.

"Our victory wasn't easy, it was perhaps the most difficult yet," Blanc said. "The state of the pitch and the heat made life difficult for both sides. In spite of that, we remained solid defensively.

"There are a lot of things that need looking at, but we're trying to find top form. From the very first minute, I had to change a player. Lavezzi had only 45 minutes in him.

"It'll take a few matches for all the players to be ready. We have a quality squad, but every team wants to beat us. It'll be tight right to the end.

"We should have kept the ball better. We weren't clinical enough up front. We manage to bring the ball out well thanks to [goalkeeper Kevin]Trapp, whose play with the ball at his feet is essential for us, but we need to translate that into penetration. That's what our forwards lacked this evening."

Blanc also hinted at some transfer business over the coming weeks, declaring the capital club open for business until the window closes on 31 August.

"What is certain is that players will arrive at PSG and players will depart PSG," he told beIN Sports. "Until the end of the transfer window there may be some things in terms of recruitment."

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