In an interview with Hristo Stoichkov broadcast Sunday by TUDNIn Mexican media, Lionel Messi spoke in particular about PSG, his first season in Ligue 1 and his friends in the Parisian attack, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.
“With Ney we know each other by heart, we had fun together at Barça for several seasons and I would have liked moreexplains the Argentine, while he is with his team. And then life allowed us to meet in Paris. I am delighted to play with him, to meet him on a daily basis. Like Kylian, a real beast on the pitch, super strong in one-on-one duels, looking for space, going very fast and has a great sense of goal. He is a very complete player, as he has already shown, and he will be among the best in the world in the coming years. »
“I stayed confident because I knew this season I would be better prepared, better prepared. With a huge desire to enjoy it, to have a good time. »
After talking about Argentina’s preparation for the next World Cup in Qatar, La Pulga spoke again about his club’s European ambitions: “PSG’s goal for a few years, everyone knows, is to win the Champions League. Last season, the elimination against Real Madrid (in the round of 16, 1-0, 1-3) was very difficult to digest because we had played two important games and it was decided by details. The current season is atypical, with a World Cup in the middle of the season, but C1 remains PSG’s main objective. It is a complicated competition to win, the best does not always win, and you cannot play much. We are preparing as well as possible to be able to face all situations and be up to the task”.
Lionel Messi, with PSG against Juventus Turin in the Champions League this season. (P. Lahalle/The team)
In this interview, Messi also took stock of his first months at PSG, recounting the initial difficulties and his current evolution: “For my first season in Paris, it was not easy, because I discovered a new club, a new life environment with the family, for the first time in my career. But I kept the confidence because I knew that this season I would be better prepared, better prepared. With a huge desire to enjoy it, to have a good time. »