The under-fire coach felt that a share of the spoils was a decent result for the side from the French capital given that they had been in action in the Europa League on WednesdayParis Saint-Germain boss Antoine Kombouare declared himself happy with a point after Sunday night’s 0-0 draw with Lille at the Parc des Prince.
The side from the French capital could have returned to the summit of Ligue 1 but, after a dismal stalemate, they instead remain second, behind Montpellier on just goal difference and still two points ahead of defending champions Lille in third.
When asked after the game if he was content with a share of the spoils, Kombouare replied in the affirmative, arguing that a point was a good result given that he felt that Wednesday’s Europa League clash with Athletic Bilbao had taken its toll on his players.
“At half time, I felt there were opportunities to hurt them [Lille] and score,” the PSG coach said. “But at the end of the game, Wednesday's game was in the legs.
“It's a mixed feeling. We had the better chances early in the match, but then it was more complicated.
“It is a tribute to this great Lille machine. We came across a great team. On both sides, the defences triumphed over the attacks.”
Kombouare is now hoping that his side can move into the winter break on a high by defeating Saint-Etienne in midweek.
“What’s important now is the recovery ahead of a great match on Wednesday,” he said. “We have a very important game ahead of us in Saint-Etienne.
“We are entering the cauldron. But [a win] would give us a great boost ahead of a deserved holiday because it has been a tough five months.”
Despite the fact that PSG are fighting for the title, speculation has been rife in recent months that Kombouare could lose his job during the winter break.