Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has said that he is taking comfort from Paris Saint-Germain's poor start to the season, after his side failed to win any of their three opening games.
The Ligue 1 champions were beaten 1-0 by Marseille in their most recent outing, meaning they have so far taken one point from a possible nine.
"We're not going to stab ourselves, and we're not going to die. But we lost. We lost," the 69-year-old told radio station RMC.
"We have all the ingredients for success; the lads have played together for a while, and they're quality players. But things look bleak.
"Right now, I'm not happy, but when I saw PSG draw 0-0 with Bordeaux, it was comforting. I said to myself, 'They're as stupid as we are,'" said the sanitation magnate.
Montpellier now lie 18th in Ligue 1, eight points behind leaders Marseille and two behind PSG.