Blanc wants repeat performance

Blanc’s team, who won the title last season, are two points off the top as they prepare to welcome Toulouse to the Parc des Princes stadium this weekend.

PSG held Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, and Blanc believes a repeat will give them every chance of retaining their title .

“By repeating this kind of performance, the result will be better than that obtained on Tuesday. There were many positive things in that game. It is important to make a difference in the mind-set and take three points.

“If we could achieve the same performance on Saturday against Toulouse as we carried out Tuesday against Chelsea, everyone would agree (we should win).”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be available for the game despite being hit with a two-match ban by the Ligue de Football Professionnel for a late challenge on Romain Hamuoma in a 1-0 win over St Etienne last month.

The suspension will not come into effect until after Saturday’s meeting with Toulouse – who held PSG to a 1-1 draw when the sides met at the Stadium Municipal back in September.

Evan Toulouse boss Alain Casanova had praise for the Swedish forward, adding: “Rather than seeing the wrong side, you have to see the good.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an extraordinary player for PSG and for Ligue 1 as a whole. But one day, through people criticising him, he will leave for another league.???