PSG gaffer Unai Emery is looking to win everything with the club. And is not letting the expectations of taking over from Blanc weigh him down.
PSG sacked Laurent Blanc, despite leading them to consecutive domestic trebles. They replaced him with the former Sevilla boss.
The Frenchman failed to conquer Europe for the ligue 1 giants. With the loss to Manchester City in the quarterfinals, the fourth consecutive exit at that stage.
By contrast, Emery has enjoyed great success in continental competition, guiding Sevilla to three straight Europa League triumphs and is eager for more silverware.
“PSG’s expectations are extremely high. It’s a club of winners. I thrive on challenges… We want to win everything,” Emery said.
“What is the limit of this team? There is none.
“The Champions League? Of course it is an important aim, but there are others.
“Our goal is to continue progressing, improving and growing. There is great optimism. With the current team, I think we can achieve big things.”
PSG have been active in the transfer market, signing playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa, midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and defender Thomas Meunier.
But Emery hinted PSG still need to strengthen in attack before the start of the new campaign.
“We still need to make a few adjustments and we’re currently looking for the perfect option to strengthen our attack,” he added.
Meanwhile Al-Khelaifi insisted Emery was always at the top of PSG’s list of targets to replace Blanc.
“He was the first option, the first choice, we didn’t speak to anyone other than coach Unai,” Al-Khelaifi said.
“He is a coach who works very, very hard, who is close with the players and who has developed young players – that is very important for us.”