Emery: PSG showed heart

Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery believes his side showed character and grit in overcoming a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Nice in Sunday's Ligue 1 clash at Parc des Princes.

The French champions have been unable to match the dominant form in the league they showed last season under Laurent Blanc, and the team trail Nice by four points in the title race.

The Parisians found themselves 2-0 down at half-time to the Eaglets courtesy of goals by Wylan Cyprien and Alassane Plea. However, a second half brace from Edinson Cavani restored parity for the home team.

As such, Emery revealed his satisfaction at seeing his outfit show such fighting qualities. He told the club's official website, "The score at half-time was very harsh, but we were rewarded in the second half. We did the best we could, we were patient and we came back into the game. Nice had two shots and scored two goals…that's football.

"We spoke a lot at half-time and said we had to show some heart. We are not happy with the result, but I'm happy with we way we played and fought back. That was the positive this evening."

PSG next face Lille in a Coupe de la Ligue encounter on Wednesday. The action will take place in the French capital.

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