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As the reigning champions lie eight points clear of Monaco at the top of the table, the France international insists his side must remain focused and ensure they retain the title

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi believes the team will only have itself to blame if it fails to win Ligue 1 this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the hero again Sunday, scoring both goals as PSG beat Saint-Etienne 2-0 to extend the champions' winning run to seven matches in all competitions and maintain its eight-point lead over Monaco at the summit with nine games remaining. 

Matuidi believes only a PSG collapse can stop the team from defending its title.

"We are league leaders in front of Monaco. When we lead, we try not to look back. We remain focused on what we do best," he said. "Now it is only us who can make us lose the trophy. [Sunday was] a big step forward, it is a big result for us.

"Nothing is done yet though. It is up to us to remain focused in order to keep up this pace. We have to try to finish the season well with a title. We will do everything in our power to remain at the top of the table."

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