My goal & dream is to win Champions League once more: Messi

Argentina captain and newly roped in Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Lionel Messi said on Wednesday that he dreams about winning the Champions League with his new side.

Messi, 34, has won four Champions League titles with his ex-side Barcelona, with the last one coming in 2015.

“My goal and my dream is to win the Champions League once more. I think we have the team to do it here,” said Messi in a press conference at Parc des Princes, where he was unveiled as PSG’s new signing for two years with an extension option for another year.

For Barcelona, Messi had scored a record 672 goals in 778 games beside winning a record 35 trophies with the club.

“My exit from Barca was very hard after so many years. Everything that happened to me in the last week was hard and fast too. It was emotional, changed from one day to the next, so many feelings. Nobody can be prepared for that. I cannot forget what I lived and experienced in Barcelona. But I am excited about this new stage for my career and my family,” said Messi.

Commenting on his debut for PSG, he said: “Actually, I don’t know. I was on holidays and it’s very new. I spoke yesterday with the technical staff, so, maybe I need a pre-season. I will have to do pre-season alone, and I hope to be able to play as soon as possible. I’m going to begin to train and work. When the staff thinks I’m ok, I’ll be ready.”

On playing with his friend Neymar once more, he expressed: “I am very happy. To play alongside them (Mbappe and Neymar) in attack is crazy. I’m really excited to get started. Neymar and I know each other very well. I hope we will be stronger together and with all our teammates. This was already a very complete team and they have added great signings this summer.”

Messi also thanked the PSG fans, who had gathered outside the stadium since his arrival in Paris and said: “The welcome I received was wonderful. I feel incredibly happy. I want to thank them, and I want to see them in the city and the stadium. Hopefully it will be an extraordinary year for the fans and the team.”

News Desk

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