Thiago Silva has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain have some work to do if they are to become as big as former club Milan.
The Brazilian international left San Siro for France in the summer after a deal worth around €40m was agreed.
“Milan’s name is more feared than PSG’s at the moment, because they have won the Champions League seven times,” the South American told Champions Matchday magazine.
“We're back in the competition after I don't know how many years, so people don't have that respect for us yet.
“That will come with victories, with hard work and good football, so that's what we're looking to do.
“We're still growing,” he added. “It isn't ideal to change a lot of players at the same time, it takes a while to understand each other.”
PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, has hailed the defender as one of the very best on the planet right now.
“No one has the concentration, the speed, the heading or the sense of anticipation he has,” the Italian noted. “He is on track to become the next Paolo Maldini.”