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Dan Burke

Thomas Meunier insists PSG are still hungry


Thomas Meunier says Paris Saint-Germain won’t let up in their quest to make French football history this season.

PSG are almost certain to clinch a second successive Ligue 1 title and are through to the semi-final of the Coupe de France, but their season was dealt a bitter blow when they suffered a disappointing elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Manchester United.

“The Champions League elimination was very difficult for everyone at the club, as was the loss in the Coupe de la Ligue,” Meunier told the club’s official website.

“We really wanted to win all three domestic trophies and go as far as possible in the Champions League, so it’s pretty frustrating.

“On a personal level, I had concussion and then I hurt my knee. But it should be better soon.

“I still have the same desire, the same hunger, whether it’s in training or matches. I’m very positive and we need to be positive.”

Thomas Tuchel’s side are on course to set a number of Ligue 1 records this season, and Meunier says it’s a huge motivating factor for he and his team-mates.

“We can try and score more goals than ever before, concede fewer, set a new points record… This is an extra source of motivation for us,” he said.

“We wanted to go as far as possible in the Champions League, but it didn’t happen and now we have to focus on other targets. Having new targets and challenges is important. The coaching staff have insisted on that.”