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'Everything is still possible' - Draxler not giving up on PSG title chase

8:17 am AEST 5/5/17
Julian Draxler PSG Monaco Coupe de la Ligue 01042017
The reigning champions face long odds to retain their Ligue 1 crown, but the German star believes his side can still catch Monaco

Julian Draxler is refusing to give up hope in the Ligue 1 title chase after Paris Saint-Germain suffered a damaging defeat last weekend. 

The four-time defending champions are three points behind leaders Monaco after losing 3-1 to Nice last Sunday.

Making matters more difficult for the Parisians, Monaco have four league games remaining compared to just three for PSG and Leonardo Jardim's side have a far superior goal difference. 

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Still, Draxler isn't ready to concede anything to the upstart Rouges et Blancs.

"There is still a chance for the title," the 23-year-old told PSG's official website. "Mathematically, everything is still possible.

"Obviously it won't be easy, because Monaco are a very good and there aren't many matches left. But we can't give anything away, we have to keep working harder and harder, for ourselves, for the fans and for everyone at the club." 

PSG host last-place Bastia on Saturday in a game they will be heavily favoured to win. Draxler knows, however, that a club fighting for survival can be a dangerous prospect. 

"I'm sure they will come here to fight for victory," Draxler said. "They want to stay in Ligue 1 and will do everything to get the points against us.

"It will definitely be a tough game, but we are playing at home, with our fans cheering us on. If we play as well as we can, we'll win."