PSG: the strong words of Herrera on the level of Ligue 1

After another half-hearted performance from PSG, which obtained a draw (1-1) while traveling to Lorient this Wednesday for the 19 e day of Ligue 1, Ander Herrera defended the record of his team during the first part of the season. For the Spanish midfielder, many observers “do not have sufficient respect” for the level of the French championship.

On the ground of Lorient this Wednesday, PSG snatched the draw (1-1) at the end of the match (90 + 1e) thanks to Mauro Icardi. But if the Parisian club is firmly installed on the leader’s chair in the championship after 13 days, with 46 points, Mauricio Pochettino’s team is often jostled.

Without Kylian Mbappé and Neymar in particular at Moustoir, PSG were long led after the opening scoring of Thomas Monconduit (40 e). Despite a large possession, PSG was scared with a crumbly defense and a rather muddled attack. It was not until the 46 th minute that PSG finally framework, through Lionel Messi.

Holder in midfield with Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera showed some regrets after the game. “It was a very, very difficult match. They were very well organized. They played defensively. Despite that, I think we deserved to win, estimated at the microphone of Canal + the former Manchester United player . We created chances, especially in the second half, with five or six very clear opportunities to try to win the match. But if you don’t score, you will suffer. ”

“People do not have enough respect for all teams”

Ligue 1 leader at mid-term with 13 points ahead of OGC Nice and OM, PSG has a comfortable mattress for the title. But the Parisian club is struggling to really dominate the debates, all the more so with the absences of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar. “Neither OM, OL or Rennes have won. It’s Ligue 1, it’s strong, judged Ander Herrera. When people talk about Ligue 1, I don’t think they have not enough respect for all the teams. LOSC won against Sevilla, while everyone in Spain says Sevilla will try to win La Liga. Monaco won against Real Sociedad when everyone says it is a team ready to win La Liga. ”

In Europe, the six French clubs entered this season will still be in the race next February, with two representatives in each of the three competitions (Champions League , Europa League, Conference League). “The level rises every year. Our opponents are more organized (…). We must give value to the fact that we have 13 points more than the second in Ligue 1. I think that statistic says it all, “concluded Herrera, at the club since the summer 2019.