The PSG coach admitted that his players were disappointed over their failure to win the tournament in Brazil, but called on them to re-focus their efforts on the 2014-15 campaign
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has revealed that his players are over their World Cup disappointment and looking forward to the new Ligue 1 season.
A dozen members of the PSG squad travelled to Brazil to take part in football’s biggest tournament this summer – although none of them were able to win the competition with their respective national sides.
However, former France coach Blanc has admitted that despite many of his players enduring a difficult and frustrating few weeks in South America, his squad have re-focused their efforts on the upcoming domestic season.
"I think PSG's players have put things in perspective. I have talked to them," Blanc said.
"They are obviously disappointed, which is something logical. But life goes on. You have to move on. You have to move on because a World Cup is every four years.
"Even though you don't play a World Cup every year, there is a need to move on. They failed in the competition; they didn't play the way they wanted to. It's over.”
He added: "Every player goes back to their clubs with some new personal and collective objectives in mind. Life goes on."
Four of Blanc’s PSG players – David Luiz, Maxwell, Thiago Silva and Thiago Motta – featured in the Brazil squad that received a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of eventual winners Germany in the last four.
Blanc admitted that the Selecao’s aim of winning their sixth World Cup trophy on home soil may have contributed to their downfall but backed the quartet to move on from their nightmare finish to the tournament.
"They were clearly disappointed. There was a huge pressure on the Brazilians, particularly because they were playing at home. The expectations in the country were huge," Blanc said.
"They were out not only sooner than expected but they also lost against a great team. The disappointment was as great as the expectation of the whole country.
"The expectations might have been too big. They are in the same situation [as the Italians]. They failed to fulfil their objective which was winning the World Cup.
"But moving on is important. In life, you don't always achieve your goals. When these goals are not achieved, we try to set up new ones."
PSG will kick off the 2014-15 Ligue 1 campaign league when they travel to Reims on August 8.