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PSG win but don't impress

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Julian Draxler on way to becoming world class at PSG - Valerien Ismael

Wolfsburg coach Valerien Ismael has said his former player Julian Draxler has made strides towards fulfilling his true potential since joining Paris Saint-Germain in January.

Draxler has been an immediate hit in Ligue 1 since leaving Wolfsburg, and Ismael told kicker he "knew the French league would be a great fit for him."

The Germany international scored once in PSG's 4-0 Champions League demolition of Barcelona on Tuesday, and Ismael added: "It is nice that he can perform at this level now as well.

"He already showed here that he can do it.

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"He was under immense pressure and was crucial in the two final matches before the winter break.

"He is a player who can make the difference -- he is on his way to becoming world class."

Draxler, 23, has said he is delighted that he opted to join PSG and recently told Die Welt: "Since my first day in Paris, I have been fully happy.

"After a difficult spell at Wolfsburg, I have started again from scratch.

"Paris is a fascinating city and this club is perfectly organised. In joining PSG, I made the best possible decision."

Draxler and his team play Toulouse at home in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.

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