Over the years, Paris Saint-Germain’s domestic achievements have often been downplayed because it plays in Ligue 1. Critics point out that the level of competition coupled with the talents across the board in Ligue 1 simply does not match up to what the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and Serie A have had for quite a while now.
From PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s standpoint, he sees that playing in Ligue 1 is far from “easy,” which he touched on in speaking to PSG TV.
“A lot of people on the outside think that it’s easy to win Ligue 1, but I know that that’s completely untrue,” Donnarumma said. “There are some big teams in this league, and there are some really tough places to go here, with hostile crowds and some very competitive sides.
“It really isn’t easy, and you always need to be well-prepared and working at 100 percent because some games are really difficult. If we aren’t at 100 percent, it gets hard to bring back wins, so we need to play at our best every time.”
Ligue 1 has earned a bit more recognition as of late, from the likes of Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille pulling off deep runs in European competitions to the multitude of players who have caught the attention of club officials in the Premier League.
PSG may be in for a bit more competition in Ligue 1 next season pending the summer transfer activity from clubs such as Lyon, Marseille, and AS Monaco.