Matuidi: It was an emotional victory

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi has spoken about how difficult it was to keep emotions in check during the match against Lorient on Saturday.

The game was the champions' first since last week's terror attacks in Paris, and ended in a 2-1 away win, with France international Matuidi scoring the winner.

"It was not easy, we had a lot of players who felt emotional. Today, we had a good game on a very difficult pitch," he said.

"And of course it was a special game, we all know why. There was a good memorial for the victims. I'm thinking of all these people. I am a Parisian, I grew up there and I've been affected by what happened. I wanted a tribute and it went well so I'm happy about that.

"Now we must try to take pleasure on the field even if it's very difficult for everyone. We must try to go forward. We know life is maybe never going to be like before. But we have to deal with it. As I said, we must go forward.

"Tonight [Saturday], we tried not to think too much at all this and to bring some joy to people – at least during 90 minutes."

PSG are next in action on Wednesday when they take on Malmo in the Champions League, before hosting Troyes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

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