I never expected the signing of Messi - Pochettino

Mon 13 September 2021 | 14:58

The Argentine star left for the French capital in the summer against all the odds.

Paris Saint-Germain

boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he did not expect Lionel Messi to join the club.

Before the start of the summer transfer window, it was thought that despite many rumors, Lionel Messi would eventually extend his contract with Barcelona and stay with the team, but the Catalan club suddenly announced that they would not be able to sign a new contract with the Argentine superstar. His time in Blaugrana was over.

There were many rumors about the future after the separation of Lionel Messi was finalized, but finally the six-time Ballon d'Or winner joined Paris Saint-Germain. Now Pochettino has admitted that he did not think Messi would be added to his squad.

He told

UEFA's website


"I may not be the most appropriate person to describe him. There are many more people who have a wider vocabulary to describe him closer to the reality Leo deserves. 

"He will always be considered among the best in the world. Since he arrived, he has really adapted very quickly and he's been training very well, trying to achieve his highest level as soon as possible to compete at his best.

"I didn't think it was possible [that he would sign for us], and when an opportunity appears and everything goes so fast, you can't immediately process it. 

"However, there's that connection: we both are Argentinian, we both support Newell's [Old Boys], we both come from Rosario. I have also admired him for a long time when facing him as an opponent, so having him now training with us is really nice. We hope that, together, we will be able to achieve what the club desires."

source: SportMob

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