Paris Saint-German youngster Clement Chantome believes his team are as strong as the biggest European clubs.
The 24-year-old midfielder has risen through the youth academy but, despite being a fan favourite, is having to fight some of Europe’s finest players for a first-team spot.
But Chantome would not have it any other way.
“Look, I will say the same thing I said last year, for me, who was born here in Paris, it makes me feel so good to see Paris at the same level of the others big teams in Europe,” Chantome said.
“It’s good for the club, hopefully we will keep improving to reach the objectives that the club has set itself.
“I’m really happy.”
PSG did not start their new season as they would have liked as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Lorient.
It was the second year in a row Lorient had thwarted the Parisian club at home on the opening day of the Ligue 1 season; the minnows from the north-west of France defeated PSG 1-0 last season.
It took a last-gasp Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty to rescue the draw but Chantome is not worried ahead of PSG’s next match, against Ajaccio.
“It will take a little bit of time,” Chantome said.
“We have seen against Lorient, first half was disappointing because we could not find ourselves on the pitch.
“It’s normal, we felt the same situation last year.
“There are a lot of new signings, and it is hard to play well straight away…we’ll take our time, hopefully it’ll be good as soon as possible.”