Emery hails win over Metz as PSG boss targets triple

Paris St Germain boss Unai Emery hailed an important victory after the runaway Ligue 1 leaders responded to their Champions League loss against Real Madrid by hammering bottom side Metz.

PSG’s dreams of European glory were dashed once more in midweek, leading to speculation about Emery’s future, but there was no league hangover as they eased to a 5-0 victory at the Parc des Princes.

Youngster Christopher Nkunku scored twice, with Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappe also on the scoresheet in the first half before Thiago Silva rounded off the scoring with a late header.

Emery said on psg.fr: “It was important to get back to winning ways, especially here at home, in front of our fans. We need to keep moving forward and work hard to reach our goals.

“We want to win the league and the two domestic cups. We produced a very complete performance tonight and we have to keep going like this.”

Nkunku, 20, has now scored three goals in two games after being given a starting berth by Emery.

“It was a great night, with, above all, a big win,” he said. “We also kept another clean sheet. It was a very good match for us. The aim was to pick up the three points, and that’s job done. For me, it was a special day. It was incredible to score twice, here at the Parc, in front of my family.”

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