Marco Verratti has hit out at critics who suggest Paris Saint-Germain’s slew of Ligue 1 title triumphs have come easy to the club, with the midfielder stating that the team appreciate every honour they earn.
The Parisian outfit reclaimed the domestic crown in France this term to put themselves back on top of the pile after losing it to Lille last year.
Critics have sometimes suggested that given their vast financial strength and roster of world-beating talent, Ligue 1 success should be a formality for the club – but Verratti says that such a viewpoint is blinkered.
Verratti told the club’s official website:
Sometimes from the outside, people think that it’s always easy, that it’s always simple and that the matches are won in advance.
But [it’s not], we always have to work hard to win.
If you can’t appreciate [the league success we’ve had], you can’t appreciate anything.