Sat 28 August 2021 | 9:18

Having Messi at PSG is incredible, Italy deserved the title - Verratti

The Italy international said his side deserved to be Euro 2020 winners this summer and admitted he ‘didn’t believe’ Lionel Messi would join the Ligue 1 giants. ‘Having him here is incredible’.

Marco Verratti

had a crucial role for Italy when they won the Euro 2020, beating England on penalties in the Final.


Paris Saint-Germain

midfielder believes the Italy squad were strong and confident before the competition.

Even if we never said it publicly, we knew we were a team with balls,”

Verratti told

La Gazzetta dello Sport


“Even in difficulty, whether it was me or [Manuel] Locatelli, [Federico] Chiesa or [Domenico] Berardi, we felt we could make a difference, united with solidarity. We deserved the title.”

Verratti returned to see Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma at PSG but most shocking of all was Lionel Messi’s arrival.

“Having him here is incredible,”

Verratti said about the Argentine’s arrival.

“I didn’t believe it until I saw him. We already knew each other.

“Maybe he doesn’t talk much, but he has great a personality, and you can feel him on the pitch. He’s a leader, a champion loved by those who don’t support Barcelona or PSG as well.

“For me, he is the best in history, he’s technical and selfless. I don’t think he will have any difficulty in getting the starting position.”

source: SportMob

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