Emery: PSG must win every competition

Under-pressure Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery believes the French champions must play to win every competition they are involved in due to their stature as a club.

PSG resume competitive action in 2017 with a clash against Bastia in the Coupe de France on 7 January.

The Parisians have begun preparations well for the second half of the season after they beat Tunisia's Club Africain 3-0 on 4 January.

Emery told the club's official website: "Paris Saint-Germain is a club that should be playing to win every competition. On Saturday, it's time for the Coupe de France. It's the 100th edition of the competition, so it's important. The club has already won it ten times, equal with Marseille.

"This competition is important for us and also for the fans. The objective is to win, but every club gives their absolute all in this competition as it offers a path to Europe.

"For us, it's another title up for grabs, and so it's very important. I will do everything I can to prepare well for this match and field the best players to win it."

In team news, PSG are likely to be without leading scorer Edinson Cavani as well as influential forward Javier Pastore. The pair are recovering from injury and Emery confirmed they may not be available.

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