Ligue 1, a more physical championship than the Premier League? It is yes, according to Mauricio Pochettino. In an interview given on Sunday by the official English-language Ligue 1 website, the PSG coach defends the intensity of the confrontations in the French championship, which he discovers as a coach since January and his arrival in Paris to replace Thomas Tuchel.
“I feel like it’s a very complicated league. I think it’s the most physical league in the world. I think the talent is incredible, underlines the Argentine coach, second behind Lille last season and who is still struggling to impose his style in the capital. French and foreign coaches are very good. «
« The ability to create talented players »
« I’m not saying it’s a better league than the Premier League, I think in the way the matches are here, I think they are more physical than the Premier League, » continues Mauricio Pochettino, a great connoisseur of the English Championship for having coached Southampton and Tottenham there from 2013 to 2019.
The coach also underlines the quality of the French training, and elements selected among the Blues « with incredible talent ». “They (Editor’s note: French clubs) have the ability to create talented players and send them to different championships afterwards, underlines the Parisian coach. The French player can quickly adapt to the Premier League because they (Editor’s note: French and British football) are very similar. «