PSG Boss Luis Enrique Reveals His True Feelings About Ligue 1

Milan Skriniar, Lucas Hernandez, and Marco Asensio are some players getting their first taste of Ligue 1 action. However, they’re not alone, as manager Luis Enrique also coaches in France’s top league for the first time.

Ligue 1 is labeled a “farmers league” and inferior to the other competitions, such as England, Spain, Germany, and Italy. Nonetheless, the Spanish tactician stood up for Ligue 1. 

Enrique revealed his initial thoughts now that he’s had a few months of coaching against French clubs. The one word that the PSG manager doesn’t want to associate with the league is dull. 

“Ligue 1 boring? No, not at all,” Enrique told reporters (h/t Culture PSG). “I would even say more; I would like there to be more control at times. On the contrary, I see very open matches, with many opportunities for the teams to score. It’s a much better league than I thought. Sometimes, you hear opinions and repeat them without checking.

“I find that it is a powerful league with good players who often leave for other championships, particularly in England. It is not easy, and it is even less boring. It’s a complicated league, with a lot of alternatives and a lot of score changes in matches.

Enrique has coached in La Liga and internationally, so he’s talking from experience. The former FC Barcelona boss isn’t the only one offering their thoughts on Ligue 1. 

Skriniar noted the differences between Ligue 1 and Serie A, as the Slovakian has played the majority of his career in Italy. The defender emphasized the physicality of the league. 

“In Ligue 1, there are many strong, fast, and physical players,” Skriniar told PSG TV. “That’s the biggest difference, I think. It’s not like in Italy. It’s more tactical. Here, it’s more one-on-one, facing very strong players.


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