“I came to help with a lot of motivation” – 10 quotes from Lionel Messi’s first press conference as a PSG player!

It’s no longer news that Lionel Messi has completed a move to former French champions, Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona on a free transfer.

The Argentine captain was unveiled at the Parc Des Princes stadium where he met with the club President, Nasser Al-Khaleifi, his new manager, Mauricio Pochettino as well as his new teammates.


Lionel Messi had a lot to say during his first press conference as a PSG player, here are some excerpts from his interaction with the media:

  1. “The welcome I received was wonderful. I feel incredibly happy. I can’t wait to get started with my teammates.”
  2.  “Hopefully it will be an extraordinary year for the fans and the team”
  3.  “I will have to do preseason alone, and I hope to be able to play as soon as possible.”
  4. “I come to help with a lot of motivation and with more desire than ever.”
  5. “From the outside, you can see a strong group, a united group.”
  6.  “@neymarjr and I know each other very well. I hope we will be stronger together and with all our teammates.”
  7.  “The coaching staff and the squad had a lot to do with me choosing this club.”
  8. “I know the coach Mauricio Pochettino very well. The fact that he is Argentinian helped from the start, it was important in my decision making.”
  9. “At a family level it will be a beautiful experience, we are in a spectacular city and we are going to enjoy it. We are relaxed and happy.”
  10.  “I have the same excitement, and the same desire that I had as a child”
  11. Lionel Messi: “My goal and my dream is to win the Champions League once more. I think Paris is the best place to do so.”

Messi is set to earn $41m per year at the club after agreeing to a two-year deal with an option to extend for a further year.

Scroll to Top