Lionel Messi: “I still Feel a Little Lost in Paris”
The Argentine star was interviewed by France Football and admitted: “The parting from Barcelona was very painful, I thought everything would close and I would end my career there.” And also: the kids, Neymar and Ambape.
About two months after parting ways with Barcelona and the official signing in Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi conducted his first interview in France and told France Football magazine about his feelings after the move and what he went through during the dramatic period.
“I returned to Barcelona after the Copa America to prepare for the season, after getting a few more days off from Coman,” the 34-year-old star said. “I planned to sign the new contract and start training immediately. I decided to end my career at Barcelona. I thought everything was closed and all that was missing was that I would sign. But when I arrived in Barcelona, I was told it was impossible, I could not stay and had to find another club because Barcelona could not afford “To extend my contract. It changed all the plans. It was very difficult to accept it, it hurt me. To think that we should leave our house and the whole family should change its habits.”
Messi said that friends from Argentina as well as Neymar and others contributed to his choice of PSG: “It was a big part of the matter because I realized I was coming to a new country and had to start all over from scratch. Knowing I had friends in the locker room made me believe it would be easier to adapt With PSG closing overnight. I was not wrong, it was really easy to adapt, mainly because there are many players who speak Spanish like me. Friends like Neymar, Andrew Pardes, Angel Di Maria were waiting for me when I arrived. Killian Ambape also speaks perfect Spanish. “So we have off-field talks as well. It’s easy to get along with him and I’m sure our relationship will be successful.”
Despite this, Messi admits: “I have to say I still feel a bit lost. I still need to get to know the city to make it easier for me. In Barcelona I had my habits, I knew every area and I was in the same places most of the time. Here the children go to school and study “French. They already understand words and remember them right away. They are much better at it than I am.”
The Argentine, who currently holds the Golden Ball, is pleased with his choice: “I’m happy to be in Paris. We really wanted to come. PSG have a fantastic team that can win a lot of titles. That’s my goal for years to come. There are wonderful players here, but We are still learning to know each other. “
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The Argentine star was interviewed by France Football and admitted: "The parting from Barcelona was very painful, I thought everything would close and I would end my career there." And also: the kids, Neymar and Ambape.