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Messi: I dream of leading Paris Saint-Germain to win Champions League - Sports - Arab and International

Messi: I dream of leading Paris Saint-Germain to win Champions League – Sports – Arab and International

Argentine star Lionel Messi has been very clear in defining his main goal with his new team Paris Saint-Germain, which has been looking since 2011 to give the Paris Club management a new impetus in the direction of achieving this dream, to win the Champions League again.

Contrary to all expectations that Messi will not renew as a result of the pay levy rules imposed by the Spanish league following Barcelona’s shocking announcement last Thursday, things have accelerated, according to its chairman Joan LaBorte, and the biggest Saint-Germain on Tuesday – 34 Was. In the free transfer agreement.

Now, after wearing the Barcelona shirt for 21 years and winning all the titles with him, Messi has started a new era with shirt number 30 instead of No. 30 in the French capital. “I said it was my dream to win another title in the Champions League, and I think this (Saint-Germain) is the right place to do it,” Messi told a news conference near Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khalifa yesterday.

Messi crowned his last fourth title in the 2015 Continental Championship with Barcelona, ​​while Saint-Germain are looking for the title for the first time, making it one of the most determined teams since the transfer of ownership to Qatar for this reason. For sports investments in 2011.

On Tuesday, Messi signed his two-year contract with Saint-Germain, with the intention of extending his third year after leaving Barcelona, ​​winning all titles with him in the Spanish league, including 10 and four, in 35 of all competitions in the Champions League.

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Pochettino’s presence played a key role in Messi’s decision

Mbappe’s exit to Real Madrid about the possibility of Messi’s arrival in “Park des Princess” and the Spanish newspaper “AS” in the headline “Mbappe, it is possible.

But according to Calif., Who moved to the Capital Club from Monaco in 2017, demanding a team that can win all possible titles is now a reality with the addition of Messi, who will meet again with his former Barcelona teammate Neymar, and will play under the supervision of his teammate Morrisio Pochettino.

At the press conference, Messi touched on playing with Neymar again after they were at the Catalan club from 2013 to 2017. Well. I hope we can be strong with our teammates. Regarding playing under the supervision of his teammate Pochettino, he said, “I know coach Mauricio Pochettino very well. As an Argentine, he made a lot of things easier from the start. It was important for my decision.”

Sadness and suffering become “happy”

During his presentation at the “Park des Princess” stadium, Messi said he was “very happy” to join Saint-Germain, adding, “I look forward to meeting my colleagues and staff and starting this new phase. It was very difficult for me to leave Barcelona.” Then. “

In this connection he continued, “There was sadness and suffering, all of which turned out to be happy and joyful as I joined Saint-Germain. After 21 years in Barcelona it is difficult to change, I now live in the happy moments of joining Saint-Germain in Paris.

Al-Khalifa has welcomed the best player in the world six times, saying, “I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris.”

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“We will not disappoint Paris Saint-Germain fans because we are creating a historic moment and serious work is now beginning,” he added.

He also addressed the issue of Capital Club’s top scorer Kylian Mbabane, whose contract has not been renewed (expires in the summer of 2022). Now, there is no more competitive team (Saint-Germain). He has no reason to do anything else (except be with the team).

Saint-Germain appear to be an invincible team this season, at least on paper, with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on a free transfer contract, and Dutch captain Giorgio Vijaldoom and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnell on contract. And Moroccan star Agraf Hakimi from Inter Milan, Italy.

Of course, the financial strength of Saint-Germain and the relaxation of the rules of financial fair play for the European Football Confederation (UEFA) opened the door for the French capital club, especially Messi, to reach these deals.

“We respect the rules of the finance fair game and we are committed to the rules,” al-Khalifi stressed, adding that “it reflects what we do in Saint-Germain, especially in the French capital.”

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