‘It’s the most physical league in the WORLD!’: Mauricio Pochettino insists that Ligue 1 is tougher than the Premier League and ‘all teams have the ability to win’ … despite PSG lifting seven of the last ten titles
- French Ligue 1 is often criticized for a lack of perceived quality
- Of the last ten seasons, Paris Saint-Germain have won the title seven times
- Mauricio Pochettino boldly claims he’s more physical than the Premier League
- Argentine says that all teams in the division have the capacity to win games
Mauricio Pochettino has made a bold comparison between Ligue 1 and the Premier League, after insisting that he feels the French top flight is the most physical.
For years, Ligue 1 has come under fire for its perceived soft nature and lack of quality across the division.
Of the last ten seasons, Paris Saint-Germain have won the league title seven times, often by a wide margin.
Mauricio Pochettino has come out in strong defense of the standard of Ligue 1 football
Players who have historically made big money moves in France, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Angel Di Maria and Neymar, were widely accused of taking the easy option of a stress-free payday at the expense of real progression in their respective careers. .
Nonetheless, Pochettino has now come out in defense of the division and bravely voiced his opinion that he feels it is more physical than the Premier League, despite the fact that English football is regularly regarded as the toughest in the world.
Pochettino has a star-studded squad, but insists all Ligue 1 teammates have the ability to win
The Argentinian knows all about the Premier League, but boldly says Ligue 1 is more physical
Speaking to journalists this week during the international break, Pochettino said getfootballnewsfrance: ‘My impression is that it is a very complicated league.
‘The quality is there. I think it is the most physical league in the world. I think the talent is amazing and there are also great coaches. ‘
“In each game you can see that all the teams have quality, they have the ability to win the games, they never give up. I think it’s a very, very good league, and we are very happy to be here. ‘
“I’m not saying it’s a better league than the Premier League, but I think the way the games are here, I think they are more physical than in the Premier League.”
After 13 games played, PSG currently occupies the top of the table with a margin of ten points, having lost only one game in the entire season and drawn only one other.