DI Maria hits back at his former league in favour of his current one!
Paris Saint Germain winger Angel Di Maria was recently seen arguing that Ligue 1 is just as competitive as the Premier League, citing Liverpool’s dominance in the English top-flight this season.
The Argentine, who had an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United in the 2014/15 season, has hit back at the claims that the French league is a ‘farmer’s league’.
Angel Di Maria has been seen setting up Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Mauro Icardi and he personally feels that a league with so many talented players is not as weak as it seems, despite the bigger stars playing in different divisions.
With a host of quality players moving and spending time in England, the Argentine may have a valid point.
When asked by Goal, he said, "Many feel the league is weaker than others but look at England! Liverpool are streets ahead, and when we build up a similar lead it’s because the league isn’t as good?! There are fewer star names here, but the league is really competitive.”
As it stands, PSG are 12 points ahead of Marseille and in pole position to regain the Ligue 1 title for a third consecutive season, not too bad for a league which is called a ‘farmer’s league’.
Di Maria has 15 goal involvements in just 21 appearances and has rediscovered his form, playing alongside two of the most exciting players of the world.
The important point here is that Liverpool have been extremely ruthless this season but when the last season is taken into consideration, the excitement of the title race was something to behold, with the Reds pushing the Citizens all the way.
On the contrary, PSG have won the title with a gap of more than 10 points twice before this season.
This certainly clears that Ligue 1 is not as competitive as Di Maria is making out to be. Well, it doesn’t mean that the French league has poor standards because it has some of the most coveted players in the world.
However, PSG are way too ahead of every team in their league which could be possible in England for years to come, that too only if Liverpool keep it up.
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