'Ligue 1 is more open than Serie A' - Paris Saint-Germain's Salvatore Sirigu

The former Palermo shot-stopper is liking his new life in France and says the league he now finds himself in has a number of pluses compared to Italy
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu believes Ligue 1 is more open than Serie A.

The 24-year-old Italy international joined PSG from Palermo in the summer on a four-year deal following a dispute over his contract in Sicily.

Analysing the differences between the two leagues, Sirigu said he believes Serie A has a more archaic, traditional ring about it, while Ligue 1 is more innovative.

"In Italy everything is largely based on tactics, even in training we always used to perform specific drills," he told France Football.

"In France, however, it is more open, there is more intensity, more movement and it is also more physical."

Sirigu has started all four games for his new club in the league and he could be in line to feature against Brest on Sunday night.