Emery: 'A good start to the year'
Unai Emery (Paris Saint-Germain coach)
"It's a good start to the year after the Christmas break. The team did exactly what we'd set out in our plan. We've been working on this game since Wednesday. Every match is important, in every competition. The Coupe de France is very important for us. We showed today that we will do our best to win this competition. We will keep working hard to be in top form for the two matches against Real Madrid. January is a very important month for us to get ready."
Kevin Trapp (Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper)
"We could feel right from the first minute that we were focused on what we had to do. We really wanted to play well tonight, to start the year with a positive result. We could have easily scored another two or three goals tonight. We were very good in the first half, and Rennes were better in the early periods of the second half. It's a shame to have conceded that penalty, but we are very happy with the result. On a personal level, I am working hard to be ready when the team needs me, and at the moment that's in the Cup competitions."
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain defender)
"We followed the coach's orders. It's always coming back after a two-week break without a game, but we kept the intensity high and got the result we needed against a very good Rennes side. We played very well and I can only congratulate the whole team on the performance. We need to keep working hard, as a team. We have a very important six months coming for the team, for the club and we know it."
Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain forward)
"It was important to make a good start to the year. We are qualified for the next round so we are very happy. Now we need to recover well because we have another big game on Wednesday with a quarter-final in the Coupe de la Ligue. In Ligue 1 against Rennes, we were leading 2-0 and they came back into the game, so tonight we wanted to score as many as possible. The squad gets along really well, we are all good mate, and that makes it even easier to work hard for each other. We are all competitors, we want to win everything. The next six months of the season are going to be even more exciting that the first six months have been!"