Spanish midfielder, Ander Herrera has said he is getting used to the idea of being hated as he prepares for his first season in France.
Herrera joined PSG this summer through a free transfer, having exited Manchester United after a five-year stay with the EPL club.
Ander made 189 appearances for the Red Devils, won the Europa League, an FA Cup, a League Cup, and a Community Shield during his stay in England.
Knowing his success will bring criticism and hatred, he has said he is fully ready for all of that.
His words, “[The club’s reputation is] that of a giant! A club that is respected, that is classy. A club where three or four of the best players in the world play. I know too that it is one of the most hated clubs in France, and I like that.”
“First of all, [I joined PSG] for the project. The club has a classy and glamorous side that I like a lot. Then, because I wanted to continue to play for a big club,”
“And, honestly, I could not see myself playing in another English club. When you have played for Manchester United, it is difficult to go elsewhere.”
“PSG, they have a project that is progressing incessantly. The way that PSG approached me was impeccable. I felt wanted. Thomas [Tuchel] called me multiple times to talk. He is someone who helps players become better. At 29, I still want to improve.”
“I was happy to play for Athletic Bilbao, another club that is dear to me, and for Manchester United, the biggest club in the United Kingdom, where I felt loved. Today, I am happy to be at PSG, the biggest club in France.
“I have always given everything to the clubs I have represented and I represent. But I cannot lie to you: the club of my heart is still Real Zaragoza, who I have supported as a child and where I started my career.”