Pochettino believes Lionel Messi will show his best at PSG
Pochettino did not expect to be a position where signing Messi was a realistic option, but the PSG boss expects the Argentine to produce his best after a quick settlement in French football.
What did Pochettino say about Lionel Messi?
A stunning coup for the Ligue 1 giants came in the summer when financial difficulties in Barcelona led Lionel Messi to become a free agent. Mauricio Pochettino was stunned that a fellow countryman could join him at the Parc des Princes and is keen to make the most of this opportunity.
The Paris Saint-Germain manager told the UEFA website that he may not be the right person to describe him. There are many more people who have a broader vocabulary to describe it closer to the reality Lionel Messi deserves.
Messi will always be considered one of the best in the world. Since he arrived he has really adapted very quickly and trained very well, trying to reach his highest level as soon as possible to compete at his best. Mauricio Pochettino didn’t think it was possible that Lionel would sign for them, and when an opportunity arises and everything goes so fast, no one can immediately handle it.
However, there is such a connection that they are both Argentines, they both support Newell’s Old Boys, they both hail from Rosario. Pochettino also admired him for a long time when he faced him as a rival, so having him now train with them is really nice. They hope that together they will be able to achieve what the club wants.
There are other new signings too
The last transfer window was particularly productive for Paris Saint-Germain, with a few trades made without having to splash out on big money transfer fees. Four verified international performers were cast as free agents, and Hakimi was lured from Inter following their Serie A triumph in 2020-21.
on the capture of ex-Real Madrid captain and World Cup winner Ramos, Mauricio Pochettino said that Sergio Ramos is also a player who they think can, given the opportunity, pass on his experience, his competitiveness.