Ligue 1: Gregory van der Wiel targeting revenge for PSG's cup defeat to Evian
Last Updated: 27/04/13 1:01pm
Gregory van der Wiel: Looking for revenge after cup exit
Gregory van der Wiel says avenging PSG's Coupe de France quarter-final defeat against Evian will be on their minds.
PSG will be on the brink of winning their first Ligue 1 trophy since 1994 if they beat Evian on Sunday as they are already nine points clear of nearest rivals Marseille with four games after this weekend's clash yet to play.
Carlo Ancelotti's side were beaten on penalties in the Coupe de France quarter-final to end their dreams of a league and cup double, and Van der Wiel has this in mind as PSG and Evian prepare to meet again.
"Sunday's game is very important," the right-back told psg.fr.
"We will of course do everything to win and get closer to the title.
"It is clear we want to make up for our bad match in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. It will be an extra motivation."
PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to miss the match at Parc des Sports as he missed training on Friday with a virus.
For Evian coach Pascal Dupraz, a win is vital as his side are only one point clear of the relegation zone.
"The important thing is that we play a good match," Dupraz told www.etgfc.com.
"We know it will be difficult but all Ligue 1 games are difficult. We have learned the hard way.
"If we had to rely on the places in the standings we would have no chance against PSG. We must prepare for the game like we did in the Coupe de France and trust the quality of our squad."
However, Dupraz played down the heroics of his side in reaching the final eight of the Coupe de France at PSG's expense.
He said: "This is not the same competition. We can not take away the fact that we prevented PSG from winning the double, but it will not prevent Paris from being the champions of France, regardless of the outcome of Sunday's game."
French Ligue 1
|1||Paris St Germain||18||43|
|16||Evian Thonon Gaillar||17||20|