Speaking to L’Équipe, former Aston Villa and Lyon manager Remi Garde claimed that Laurent Koscielny was a better defender than PSG’s rock Thiago Silva.
“With Thiago Silva at 100%, it would have been a difficult decision, but right now, I would take Koscielny. I like his pace, his restraint. With consistency and experience, he has become a leader, a teacher in the defence. He makes others better. Thiago Silva is a super defender but, since he started with PSG, where he earned the name “Monster,” I am still a bit hungry.”