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Di Maria Hits Back At The French Media

Paris Saint-Germain winger, Angel Di Maria, has hit back at the French media, after they criticised his performances for the Ligue 1 Champions.

Read: Di Maria On Messi & Ronaldo Debate

The Argentine winger was believed to be the final piece of the puzzle for PSG in their hunt for the Champions League title, after making the move from Manchester United.

However, the 27-year-old recently under a lot of criticism for his display against his former side, Real Madrid, in the Champions League but he has stressed he is not PSG's saviour. 

"I'm not a classic centre-forward; I'm not a goal scorer. I'm not used to scoring in every game," Di Maria told BeIN Sports.

"Obviously I love scoring and I get great satisfaction when I set up one of my team-mates to score. For me, assisting a goal and scoring one is the same thing.

"People have to understand that I am not PSG's saviour and nor can I make the team win the Champions League on my own. I'm here to help – to add my own grain of sand."

Di Maria added that he must just deal with the criticism and hopes to enjoy a lot of success with the French outfit.

"There's always going to be criticism but sometimes people criticize just for the sake of it because they get a kick out of it. Criticism can be damaging – especially when you have only just arrived at a club and have just put in three or four good games," he added.

"I scored against Malmo in my first Champions League game with PSG and everyone was raving about it. Against Madrid, things didn't turn out so well and there were a million criticisms.

"Sometimes there is more criticism than is necessary but you have to adapt to it. A lot of things happened to me while I was at Madrid and I had to overcome them. I ended up winning major trophies and I hope the same thing happens here with PSG."

Read: Di Maria's Solitary Strike Earns Win For PSG

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