Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes sees that the team has faced quite a notable challenge in going up against low blocks over the course of the Ligue 1 campaign.
In speaking to PSG TV, Paredes opened up on how his side has fared when facing off against teams that opt to rely on deep low blocks for much of fixtures.
“It’s difficult when the teams that play against us defend very low, very tightly, which makes it difficult to find the space to create chances,” Paredes said. “But we are used to this, we try to improve, to improve the things that need to be improved to be able to get through these low blocks.”
As was the case in previous seasons, a multitude of Ligue 1 teams have opted to defend deep against PSG and take their chances in creating goal-scoring chances via counter-attacks. For some teams, this tactical plan has worked to success, but for others, it has simply allowed for PSG to not only maintain possession with relative ease but also to create goal-scoring chances when able to find space in the opposing team’s defensive third.
PSG is set to meet reigning Ligue 1 champions Lille OSC up next for a crucial away league encounter. This match may end up providing PSG with a keen challenge considering that Lille has proven to be a side that can win back possession in its own half and sprint ahead for potential counter-attacking sequences.