Having spent four years at PSG, Thomas Meunier is happy in his new life at Borussia Dortmund. In an interview with L’Equipe, the right-back did not fail to criticize his former club and underline the « bling-bling » side of the Parisians.
Thomas Meunier does not have his tongue in his pocket, a fact that PSG supporters easily remember. Leaving in 2020 for Borussia Dortmund after a four-year adventure at the capital club, the right side has lost none of his outspokenness. With the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, the Parisians are talking about them all over the world and are seen by many as being among the favorites to win the Champions League. A « star » side that Meunier did not fail to raise during an interview with the Team: « Paris is bling-bling, since its creation moreover, and it has to remain so. It must dream more than anything else. »
While not failing to praise his club which, in his eyes, is much more structured than the leader of Ligue 1: « Dortmund is what I needed. A super professional club, top 10 European, who are fighting for the Bundesliga (…) The mentality is great too, we are very far from bling-bling. When you take a wrong step, you are reminded that you are in a working-class town.
“A little calm and fullness could help”
In order to clarify his thinking, the Belgian took the example of the series on Neymar, released on Netflix a few days ago. The opportunity for football fans to see the special relationship between the Brazilian and the French club since his arrival in 2017, including the player’s desire to leave or his injuries: « I’m watching the documentary on Neymar. And it’s just all that: Neymar is Paris, Paris is Neymar. It sums up everything that happens at PSG, with the stars, all the influences, the players’ entourage, the management, the supporters. «
Although the defender is aware that this aspect is part of the club’s DNA, the 30-year-old is certain that his former formation would benefit from being more discreet: « There is always something going on and sometimes it does the club a disservice because I think that a little calm and plenitude could frankly help (…) If there is generalized discipline, the sports group can be more serene and that will affect everything else.