Danilo praises Luis Enrique's never-ending chase for perfection

Paris Saint-Germain v Newcastle United FC: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Paris Saint-Germain v Newcastle United FC: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

In a recent podcast appearance on "1 Para 1" hosted by Portuguese journalist Pedro Pinto, PSG midfielder Danilo Pereira (a Portugal native and international) spoke highly of his experience in Paris and, in particular, lauded new PSG coach Luis Enrique.

Despite facing challenges, especially in the Champions League, Luis Enrique has kept PSG's ship afloat while earning the respect of his egocentric players and the rest of the team.

Danilo, reflecting on his Parisian journey before and after the arrival of Luis Enrique, took the opportunity to express his admiration for the Spanish coach and fellow Portugal international midfielder Vitinha.

Describing Luis Enrique, Danilo thinks "he's a coach who is very passionate about what he does. He analyzes everything in detail, always striving for perfection. He has well-established ideas and a winning mentality.

"We need a coach who is not satisfied with the status quo and has come to revolutionize our mentality so that no one relaxes," added Danilo.

Danilo also touched on the development of Vitinha, who went through some tough stretches last season, highlighting the young midfielder's journey from Porto to becoming a crucial part of Luis Enrique's squad at PSG this year in a much better campaign than his prior one.

"I'm very proud of him because I saw him in Porto when he was very young, witnessed his progression over the years, and continued to follow his development even after leaving Porto," Danilo said. "I didn't know him well as a person, but I was fortunate to find him here."

Danilo sounded proud about having helped Vitinha become more comfortable within PSG, saying, "I was able to participate in his integration in Paris, which is not easy, but I think he is a boy with a very strong mentality.

"He comes from a close-knit family, and that helps him a lot. He's a hardworking individual who knows how to listen and accepts criticism," Danilo finished.