In fact, it was so intense that Angel Di Maria nearly took Marco Verratti’s head off.
PSG sit in second place behind Monaco In Ligue 1 with eight games left to play – the first time the club from the capital have witnessed a serious challenge to their title in years.
And with the champions visiting mid-table side Angers later tonight, the players put in a solid shift in training as they completed an unusual rondo-possession drill.
Three players stood in the middle (Maxwell, Di Maria and Javier Pastore), while the rest of the team surrounded them and tried to keep possession.
However, Verratti might struggle to remember exactly what happened, after he took a whack from Di Maria after the Argentine intercepted a pass:
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Verratti had been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes during the January transfer window, with Manchester United rumoured to be among the clubs interested.
However, the midfielder was quick to squash any speculation and has told the media he wants to stay at the club for now.