Blanc hits out at ‘complacent’ PSG after shock defeat

The Paris Saint-Germain coach said it was “inexplicable” that his side could concede four goals after dominating early proceedings against Bastia

Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc said his “complacent” side had learned a valuable lesson after letting a two-goal lead slip in Saturday’s shock 4-2 Ligue 1 loss at Bastia.

Lucas Moura and Adrien Rabiot put the French champions two goals in front after just 20 minutes but PSG squandered a number of chances as a Bastia side that began the day down in 19th place fought back in stunning fashion.

Attacking midfielder Ryad Boudebouz struck from the penalty spot just after the half-hour mark, before Francois Modesto and a Julien Palmieri double secured a memorable victory at the Stade Armand Cesari.

“Having made this start and this dominance with two goals and to completely muffle Bastia, conceding four goals is inexplicable,” Blanc told reporters after the match.

“This is a big mistake on our part. We dropped our concentration, our reliability, our rigour. At times we have been complacent.

“It’s a good life lesson when we do not do things in the right way. The worst thing in this case is that we are penalising ourselves.”

PSG could have moved level on 41 points with league leaders Marseille if they had managed a victory after Marcelo Bielsa’s side lost 2-1 at Montpellier.

“There was a lot of bad luck on our part, but it is our fault,” added Blanc.