MADRID, March 6 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Argentine forward Leo Messi acknowledges that he is “enjoying” his second season at French Paris Saint-Germain and that it is “nice” to be able to share a team with Kylian Mbappé, with whom he hopes
achieve “great things” in the Parisian team, beginning by overcoming German Bayern Munich in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
“Yes, it’s true that I feel very good. The first year I needed a bit of time to adapt to Paris for different reasons, but I started this season very differently, with great enthusiasm. I feel more comfortable with the club, with the city , with everything that Paris means, and the truth is that I’m enjoying this season a lot,” Messi said in an interview with the club’s official media published on Monday.
The man from Rosario recalled that his entire sporting life has revolved around “dedication, work, effort and the desire for more every day”. “I have arrived at a new club and I want to be able to achieve the great objectives that we set ourselves at the beginning of the season,” he said.
“We are fighting for the Ligue 1 title. I think that in the last game against Marseille we improved and that the team became stronger with those victories. Then we will try to do things well and give everything to try to turn the situation around with Bayern and qualify. That’s everyone’s goal,” added the world champion.
Messi referred to this Wednesday’s duel at the Allianz Arena where they must lift the 0-1 first leg in Paris. “It is important to arrive at the game in these conditions. Now we are going to Munich, where we are going to play a very even game, very difficult, like the first one,” he warned.
“Everything will be played in small details, above all because it is very difficult to win in this stadium, but I believe that if we do things well, we can change things. We want to continue our path in the Champions League and that is what we are going to try to do.” , added the Argentine.
Asked about the World Cup in Qatar, Messi insisted that it was “very impressive”. “Everything I was able to experience was very beautiful and it is also difficult to explain because this World Cup was the dream of a lifetime and we were able to share it with the Argentine people. We expected it to be crazy, but not as much as it was. It is a moment that will remain engraved forever in our memory, for those of us who had the opportunity to play this World Cup and for all Argentines,” he confessed.
And about that “impressive” final in which he competed against the France of his teammate Kylian Mbappé, he does not forget that it was a “completely crazy” match and he appreciated what the Parisian striker had done. “He scored three incredible goals in a final. Not being able to be champion after that was completely crazy, but he’s already won it too and he knows what it’s like to be world champion,” he stated.
“It was a great final for the world of football. And now it’s true that it’s nice to be able to play in the same team with him and I hope we can do great things here in Paris,” Messi said of the French striker.