The fact that PSG has a great team, for Lionel Messi is not a guarantee of obtaining titles and the Argentine said that they will work hard to lift trophies
Leo Messi, a new player for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), confirmed that he was very happy as soon as he arrived in the French capital and thanked PSG for their efforts to sign him after “a tough exit” from Barcelona.
“I am very happy, you all know about my departure from Barcelona, where it was very hard, it’s been many years, change is difficult after so long, as soon as I get here, happiness is enormous.“, he said in his first words as a Parisian in the press room of the Parc des Princes stadium.
He also thanked the PSG leadership for their efforts to sign him, because “it wasn’t easy.”
Accompanied by his wife and three children in a packed press room, he summoned the president of PSG, Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi – present together at the conference – and the sports director, Brazilian Leonardo,
“I appreciate how they treated me, how fast and easy it was in such a short time, because it was very difficult and to fix it and so fast“, he pointed.
The 34-year-old Argentine was pleased to share a dressing room with the “best in the world” in his position, alluding to his new colleagues Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, among others.
Messi, who left the Camp Nou after 17 seasons in Barcelona’s first team, said that Neymar himself was very important, with whom he has been friends since they met at Barca (2013-2017), in addition to his compatriots Angel di María and Leandro Paredes.
“That did a lot to be able to come here,” he assumed. He also referred to the great desire of PSG, the Champions League, and gave his opinion on what it takes to win it (Messi has four).
“There are times when you can have the best team in the world and not win, sometimes small details leave you out, and we know how difficult the Champions League is, PSG having a great team could not achieve it “, explained Messi, who stressed that it is necessary” a little bit of luck “and” a good group “..
On a possible reunion with Barcelona in the Champions League, he said that it would be “nice to return to Barcelona”, but explained that it will also be “rare”. “This is football and anything can happen, we will see,” he closed.
Regarding a debut with the colors of PSG, he did not give a date and said that he must do a mini-season (the Copa América ended in July) and speak with the coaching staff to measure feelings.