Luis Enrique thinks "there is still a long way to go" after 4-1 trouncing of Lyon

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PSG won their second game in a row on Sunday after destryoing bottom-dwellers Lyon and beating them 4-1 on the road at the Groupama Stadium.

It was PSG's second victory of the season following two draws to get their Ligue 1 campaign going. Kylian Mbappe scored twice, Achraf Hakimi added another goal, and the fourth goal, all of them scored before halftime, came by way of summer-signing Marco Asensio.

New manager Luis Enrique spoke to the media members at the game following the win in a post-game press conference, and he sounded satisfied and happy with the result, although he cautioned "there is still a long way to go."

Enrique praised PSG's ambition from the start of the game, scoring their first goal inside the first five minutes on a penalty kicked by Mbappe, but noted that there are areas that need refinement, particularly in terms of keeping possession of the ball.

That little detail can be vital against European giants such as Newcastle and Milan when PSG face them in the Champions League through the group stage.

Enrique mentioned that he is still adapting to the different style of play used in Ligue 1 (a much more physical one than those he's experienced at Barcelona and Spain's national team) and wants his team to "exhibit more calm and control" in their attacks.

Despite having six players for three attacking positions, Enrique saw it as a positive challenge and affirmed his commitment to managing the team effectively. This comment was related to the presence of the trio of Dembele, Mbappe, and Randal Kolo Muani having to share minutes with Asensio, Goncalo Ramos, and Bradley Barcola.

Speaking about former Lyon wunderkind Barcola, who faced whistles and insults from fans in his quick return home, Enrique acknowledged that the player displayed "a strong character" and the experienced manager also thinks that including him in the gameday squad "would be beneficial" for the kid.

Lastly, Enrique discussed his ongoing efforts to learn French, acknowledging his wife's proficiency in the language is helping him, and expressing his determination to improve as a sign of respect for the club and the country.

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