Messi: ‘I like Paris a lot more’

For his second season in the jersey of PSG, Lionel Messi has regained his level. In 19 matches in all competitions, he has scored 12 goals and provided 14 assists. The Argentinian international looked back on his difficult first season with the Rouge & Bleu.

After more than 20 years at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi had joined PSG, free of any contract, during the summer of 2021. With such a change in environment, the Argentinian (35) struggled to regain his level on the pitch, even if he is one of the best players in the world. . In 34 matches in all competitions, La Pulga have scored 11 goals and provided 14 assists. In an interview with Ezequiel Lavezzi and a journalist for the Conmebol, he looked back on his difficult season.

“I didn’t know what it was like to leave”

I like it a lot more Paris, I discover the city and I find it magnificent. In the first year, there was a huge change. Things happened very suddenlyit was not my goal to leave Barcelona and everything was abrupt. After this long period and difficult times, I am happy to live where I live and my family and I are enjoying Parisensures the number 30 of the PSG. It was hard, we stayed all our lives in the same place, I had never moved and I didn’t know what it was like to leave. We did not expect this, it happened very quickly and we had to leave Barcelona overnight. We found ourselves in a new environment. We had our life in Barcelona, ​​our friends, our habits, and we found ourselves in a different place, with another language, another football, another climate, I suffered a lot from that. It was hard. But, today, I enjoy everything including football. »

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