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Di Maria rebuffs claims of Ligue 1’s inferiority

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Angel Di Maria insists Ligue 1 is as competitive as the other European leagues and that it is only getting stronger with each passing year.

As it stands, Paris Saint-Germain are on the course to win their ninth Ligue 1 title as they have managed to create a massive 12-point cushion from the second-placed marseille.

Ever since the takeover by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, PSG have been extremely dominant domestically having won seven the last eight league titles along with a plethora of other trophies.

Despite PSG’s dominance in the league, Angel Di Maria believes Ligue 1 is very competitive. Speaking on the league’s official website, the Argentine used Liverpool’s dominance as an example to support his views.

“Many feel the league is weaker than others but look at other leagues, 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. It [the league] has changed a lot. I think that it’s getting more competitive with every passing year. Little by little, the league has become more competitive, harder to win. Teams have worked out how to play against us.”