Ex-PSG star’s calls for consistency

Former Paris Saint-Germain star Fabrice Pancrate's says the club need to maintain a winning run in Ligue 1 if they are to catch league leaders Monaco.

The Parisians have shown signs they are starting to find top form. In the club's last five wins in all competitions including one friendly, the Unai Emery-coached outfit have scored 18 times and have not conceded.

Pancrate, who played for PSG from 2004 until 2009, believes Saturday's outing against Nantes is important in the league title race. He told the club's official website: "It'll be an interesting game, because Nantes are coming back to form and Paris are picking up steam. It'll be great to see the game at the Beaujoire, a beautiful stadium with very good fans.

"Who'll win? I'm tempted to say Paris. If they want to catch Monaco, now's the time! Nantes will have their say too though. The arrival of Sergio Conceicao has given the team new energy and confidence.

"A new approach calmed the dressing-room. When you're on a bad run, there's nothing worse than arriving at training with your head down. At the weekend, you play with fear and you don't perform. A new coach helped the squad perform at their best."