Laurent Blanc: 'Chelsea tie distracted players'

Bayern Munich players celebrates after scoring against CSKA Moscow during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013
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Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc admits that the media focus on the upcoming Champions League tie against Chelsea distracted his side.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has revealed that the media focus on his side's upcoming Champions League clash with Chelsea affected his players' concentration in the Ligue 1 match against Lorient on Friday.

PSG were drawn against Jose Mourinho's side just hours before kickoff, although, despite the unconvincing display, Blanc's side ran out 1-0 winners.

"I would say the players weren't thinking about Chelsea but all the journalists we came across talked only about that and it made it difficult to think about Lorient," Blanc told reporters.

"We've done really good things since the start of the season but we've won nothing yet."

PSG sit 11 points clear of second-placed Monaco in the Ligue 1 table.

Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Thiago Motta is congratulated by his teammates after scoring during the French L1 football match Lorient (FCL) against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on March 21, 2014
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