PSG defender Alex has insisted that he is much happier at PSG than he was at Chelsea, with the Brazilian claiming that the Blues had problems with big egos.

Alex left Stamford Bridge nearly two months after handing in a transfer request at the start of last December.

The 29 year old has since shone for PSG, and believes that while some big names have come to the side since their billionaire Qatari owners took over, the players are all putting the side before their personal accolades.

He said in the Daily Star: "I feel better at PSG than I did at Chelsea. Chelsea's squad had a lot of big names - and that entails a lot of egoism.

"Nobody at PSG feels more important than the others. We're at the start of a big adventure and we're all pulling in the same direction."

Chelsea have been seen to have problems with their older and more experienced players using their power at the club to influence decisions. As Andre Villas-Boas was sacked, numerous pundits claimed that the players having no confidence in their manager contributed to the Portuguese tactician's exit.

Meanwhile, PSG are currently second in the Ligue 1 table, but are level on points with first-placed Montpellier. The side will be looking for a Champions League spot to show their big-name signings that they mean business in both France and Europe.

And Alex believes that playing with and against a lot of Frenchmen, he is becoming a much more defensively sound player, and the France national side will have a decent chance against England in the Euros if they keep working like this.

"The French first division is a very defensive-minded and difficult league," he explained.

"It is often tougher than in England, where certain teams feel beaten before the start when they play Manchester United or Chelsea.

"It will be tough, but if France continue to defend well, they have a real chance of beating England."