Di Maria discusses title run-in

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria admits he was happy to score but claims the win against Montpellier was imperative towards the final run-in.

The defending champions currently trail Monaco in the Ligue 1 standings on goal difference, albeit having played one more game than the leaders.

Their 2-0 win over Jean-Louis Gasset's side seemed to relieve pressure off the shoulders of the Les Parisiens superstars.

Now ahead of the French Cup semi-final against Les Monegasques and the final three league games, Di Maria discussed their chances of securing more silverware following their Coupe de la Ligue success earlier this month.

"The main thing was to win this game. It was a good match. We knew Montpellier would mostly play on the counter-attack. We knew that we would have chances to score," he told the club's official website.

"My goal? Of course I'm happy to have scored. To be able to help the team is important. We have to continue winning to achieve our goals.

"It's a really keenly-contested league. I think that helped the team grow at the end of last year. That's why Paris has only won, won and won again in recent times. We know that to achieve our goals we have to win. Nothing more. 

"It'll be difficult to win the league, because Monaco are going along very well. But we have to keep doing what we're doing, win right till the end of the season and after that we'll see."

Di Maria has impressed under PSG manager Unai Emery this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 13 assists in 39 games across all competitions.