Armand: PSG need time
Following three games without a victory, Paris Saint-Germain defender Sylvain Armand says it's early days for the big-spending French side and has called for patience.
PSG have only picked up one point from each of their opening three games, leaving them adrift of pacesetters Marseille who have won all their matches thus far.
"The fans have always been demanding. Every time we do not win, or do not play properly it is logical that the criticism falls on us," Armand told French radio station RMC. "Already people are impatient, they are even less so due to all the money spent this summer. I think it is a matter of mind. We must understand that the collective comes first. We have the individual capacity to make a difference, but first you must know how to play as a team and must be disciplined," he added.
After an opening day draw against Lorient, PSG have failed to score in their last two games against Ajaccio and Bordeaux, collecting a point from each match.
"Everyone knows that on paper, we are better than the others, we cannot hide that. It is to be expected that teams will defend against us. If we do not give our all, we will not succeed. We all need to pull in the same direction. Even though a lot of stars have arrived, we will not win by three or four each week as the French championship remains strong."
Armand spoke very positively about one of the club's new signings, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he said: "On the training ground, he is superb. He'll want to win all the little training games. And outside, he is smiling. You can talk to him. He is not a monster. I am happy to be with him. It suits me very well."