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Coupe de France - Laurey: 'Dream big'

Publish on 17/01/2019 at 00:00 - S. WILLIS


Strasbourg boss Thierry Laurey made it clear his side will head to Paris looking to beat PSG after setting up a round of 32 clash in the capital with a 1-0 (a.e.t.) win over Grenoble in their rescheduled clash on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Coupe de France, round of 64

Grenoble Foot 38  0 - 1 RC Strasbourg Alsace a.e.t.

Philippe Hinschberger (Grenoble Foot 38): "It was a good cup match, with two sides prepared to go all-out in attack. Strasbourg didn't surprise me; that's what they do at the highest level in Ligue 1 Conforama. We tried our hearts out but weren't rewarded. Overall, we rose to the occasion; we pushed Strasbourg to extra-time and it was an open, attractive game that saw both 'keepers shine. We just need to process the result and hang onto the positives from our performance."

Thierry Laurey (RC Strasbourg Alsace): "I think we deserved to qualify as we had the best chances. We rested quite a few players ahead of our league clash with Monaco, which is an important match. Overall, this was a good evening with lads who got the job done. They had a real team spirit and that's the most important thing. [On round of 32 opponents PSG] When I play against Paris, I prefer to dream big. You have nothing to lose, so you might as well aim high! I'm happy to be headed there as it will be an excellent experience for us, and especially our younger players. It's a great adventure and the lads really earned it tonight."