Former Real Madrid and France midfielder Zinedine Zidane believes PSG are among Europe’s big clubs. What is surprising is that he says Bayern Munich are not quite there yet.

“For me, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the two best clubs around in Europe at the moment,” Zidane told Canal+.

“Paris know the French league inside out, they are on another level to their rivals.”


Zidane said last season’s Champions League winners and rivals Barcelona belong in the elite list. He added that Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich are not at the same level as these three teams, yet.

“They are the best two teams for me, perhaps alongside Barcelona. Bayern are slightly behind those teams,” he added.

It will be interesting to see what Bayern Munich have to say about this. The German side has been extremely impressive this season. They sit on top of the Bundesliga, rather comfortably at that. They too have won both their games till now, against Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb respectively. They are scheduled to face Arsenal at home next.

This could be an interesting way to put pressure on PSG who will face Real Madrid in the Champions League next. The French giants have reached three quarter-finals in the Champions League since returning to the competition in 2012. While they have won the first two games in the competition this season, against Malmo and Shakhtar, their next two ties are against Real Madrid.