Paris Saint-Germain stars will get over World Cup defeats - Blanc

The coach admits that some PSG players were disappointed over their failure to win the tournament but calls on them to refocus their efforts on the domestic campaign
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc backs his players to get over their World Cup disappointments and focus on the new Ligue 1 season.

A dozen members of the PSG squad travelled to Brazil to take part in the tournament although none of them were able to win the trophy with their respective national sides and, though acknowledging that some were frustrated, Blanc believes that they will recover.

"I think PSG's players have put things in perspective. I have talked to them," he declared to the media. "They are obviously disappointed, which is something logical, but life goes on. You have to move on. You have to move on because a World Cup is every four years.

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"Even though you don't play a World Cup every year, there is a need to move on. They failed in the competition; they didn't play the way they wanted to. It's over.

"Every player goes back to their clubs with some new personal and collective objectives in mind. Life goes on."

Four of Blanc's PSG contingent – David Luiz, Maxwell, Thiago Silva and Thiago Motta – featured in the Brazil squad who received a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of eventual winners Germany in the last four.

The Frenchman believes that the Selecao may have been affected negatively by the pressure of trying to win on home soil but is confident that the shell-shocked squad will process the result.

Blanc remarked: "They were clearly disappointed. There was a huge pressure on the Brazilians, particularly because they were playing at home. The expectations in the country were huge.

"They were out not only sooner than expected but they also lost against a great team. The disappointment was as great as the expectation of the whole country.

"The expectations might have been too big. They are in the same situation [as the Italians]. They failed to fulfil their objective, which was winning the World Cup, but moving on is important. In life, you don't always achieve your goals. When these goals are not achieved, we try to set up new ones."