Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura says new head coach Unai Emery's training regime is starting to show, with the squad becoming stronger in the tackle.
Cash-rich PSG have not struggled for flair in recent seasons, with the likes of big-money signings Angel di Maria, Javier Pastore and Moura himself lighting up Ligue 1 with their talent, and now they are adding another string to their bow under Emery, according to the Brazilian.
"I think that we've started to do things that the new coach asks of us," he told L'Equipe. "Our team is a bit different this season. We're a bit tougher."
Emery was victorious in his first match in charge of the club, picking up a 3-1 win over Serie A outfit Internazionale in the International Champions Trophy.
"We played a good match, I'm happy. Everyone wants to see a good PSG this season. We're working hard tactically and positionally. It's very intense. You saw that against Inter," Moura added.
"As soon as we lose the ball, we try to get it back as soon as possible. That wasn't the case before, and it was a problem."
The former Sevilla boss was brought in to replace Laurent Blanc at the end of last season due to his prowess in the Europa League, having won the continental competition for the last three season in a row, and he will be expected to take this side far in this season's Champions Leauge – a trophy they have never won.