Ligue 1 teams (except PSG) are all doing so embarrassingly bad in Europe.

Its tactical and mental reasons within the French culture, they are modeled after early South American football, free flowing and expressive artisticly and not so much all out fitness, pace like EPL , Bundesliga or traditional diehard defensive tactical positioning like Serie A. However, Football has evolved to an unparralelled stage of fitness, tactics and high offensive pressing that must be followed without question under a modern evolutionary manager.

The same could be mirrored by the same geographical lattitude in China. Technical and fitness reasons are not below other Asian teams but tactics and societal outlook of of soccer as a Children's recreation joke instead of a real profession have destroyed all provincial Clubs and Youth development. French have the ultimate Youth development but Psg is their only real team in the continental competition just like Guangzhou Evergrande.

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