Manssita Traoré: 'I wanted to help the team'

The Paris Saint-Germain Women's team coach and Manssita Traoré, who scored her first senior goal, gave their thoughts on Sunday's win over Bordeaux.


"It was important to bounce back quickly after getting knocked out [of Europe]. That's what the girls did, they were very professional. They were the ones to start talking about the Bordeaux game after we were knocked out by Wolfsburg, while I'd thought to give them a little bit of time to cool down after it. But no, they quickly turned their attentions to today's game. They stood up to be counted, and even though we won by only one goal, we totally dominated the game. It's a deserved win and it does us good both in terms of the league table and also our morale."

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"I felt good from the first few seconds, I was determined. I wanted to help the team and get a result today. After I missed a chance in the Champions League, I really wanted to score a goal. Scoring my first goal for Paris Saint-Germain motivates me to do even better next time, score more goals and keep contributing to the team. For the goal, Sakina was on the left, I saw that she was going to the by-line, and I tried to get eye contact with her so that she'd see I wanted to meet the ball at the near post. She managed to put the ball there, and with determination I was able to finish. It was very important to win the game to keep in the hunt for the league title."