Jardim Content with Second

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim is happy to see his team second in the table and leading the chasing pack of the French team who have just witnessed PSG when yet another league title.

Paris St Germain have been crowned as the French champions for a fourth consecutive season. However, this has been the most one-sided campaign amongst them. They have been able to claim the title with eight games to spare. The real competition for PSG will come in the form of the Champions League. They have just qualified for the quarter-finals of the successfully overcoming Chelsea in the last 16.

Even though the domestic league does not give a full picture of the strength in depth, Jardim believes that PSG are one of the top four teams in Europe now. Due to the financial power that the club has had in the last few years, they have been able to bring in superstars like Angel di Maria, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Apart from having a strong starting line-up, manager Laurent Blanc is also capable of putting out a very strong bench. However, this will amount to nothing against the experience of teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid when it comes to this competition.

PSG also top the table when it comes to demand for tickets, with hundreds of fans searching for a way to get into the stadium each and every week at 1st4footballtickets.com (link) – they are the most in-demand side outside of Spain!?

“For me, PSG are one of the top four European teams right now. This season, they are on the level of Barca, Real and Bayern. Fifty per cent of our team changed in the off-season. You need time to construct a team (but) we are second. Not many of my players are used to playing at this high level in the table. My job is to support them. Last year, we had to play in a Champions League quarter-final to get on the first page of the newspapers,” said the Monaco coach ahead of next week’s meeting.