Paris Saint-Germain has hit the halfway mark in their 2023-24 season. As a result, defender Lucas Hernandez is reflecting on his first few months with the capital club.
Hernandez joined the Ligue 1 side this past summer from FC Bayern Munich for a reported transfer fee of around €48 million and €50 million. With so many changes to the squad, the 27-year-old spoke about how he views the team now a few months in.
“After all the changes the club has made and all the new recruits, we’ve reached our objective, which is what we wanted: to be at the top of Ligue 1 and qualify for the Champions League Round of 16,” Hernandez said (h/t Paris Fans). “We had a good first half of the season. We still have some way to go and need to keep working.
“This break will do us good to get some rest and regain a little more strength for what lies ahead in the second half of the season. It will be decisive for us and the season.”
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has arguably been the group’s best player, who arrived in the summer despite needing to play out of position as a left-back due to Nuno Mendes’ injury.
If PSG looks to advance past Real Sociedad, the French giants must count on Hernandez as a defensive pillar. Furthermore, with a potential new face coming this winter transfer window, the group heading into the second half of the season will also depend on his leadership.