Unai Emery has pointed out how important every player is to PSG, as the Ligue 1 giants made it to the last 16 of the Coupe de France.
PSG didn’t travel with Verratti, Di Maria, Meunier while Silva and Cavani were on the bench as Draxler scored twice in the 4-0 win over Rennes.
Hatem Ben Arfa also stepped up with a goal and Presnel Kimpembe and Christopher Nkunku impressed.
“We’re learning our lessons from the first half of the season. At certain moments, we had injuries to deal with and that influenced the team’s performances,” Emery told Eurosport 2.
“We spoke about increasing the competition for certain positions. Verratti, Di Maria and Meunier were injured, and players like Thiago Silva and Cavani didn’t play. We will be playing every three days.
“We need all our players. With that many matches to play, there is the possibility of injury and fatigue. The team changes but we are still turning in good performances.
“It’s important in order to maintain our high standards. Ben Arfa scored, Areola kept a clean sheet, Pastore made an excellent return to action, as did Kimpembe and Nkunku… they’re ready.”