Areola says everyone thinks winning the French league is easy

The Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper looked back at what it was the 2018-2019 for his team in the French Ligue 1.

Paris Saint-Germain won the French Ligue 1 once again this season.

But the team as kicked out of the UEFA Champions League by Manchester United, and then lost the French Cup.

Which is why PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola wants to remind everyone that’s not easy to win anything in France.

“We are used to winning the league, so everyone thinks it’s normal, that it’s easy, but it’s the opposite,” he told the club’s official website.

“We come and train, train hard and prepare for every game… we make a lot of sacrifices to win these titles and at the end of the season, we are very proud if we win a trophy.”

He explained: “It’s true that we don’t celebrate it like we did the first time we won it, but it is still something very important and that we want to experience again and again.”

“We were crowned world champions so we celebrated! It’s the ultimate prize for a footballer.”

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“But you are also impatient to get back to work and you’re happy to come back and see your teammates again,” he said.

“I had already spoken to Thomas Tuchel and I was also excited at the idea of working with a legend like Gigi Buffon.”

“The decision was very clear right from the start: share the goalkeeping duties. We had to do it and we both worked together to try and give everything for the team,” the stopper concluded.


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