Lionel Messi revealed that he decided to join Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona because he thought it was the best chance to win the Champions League again. He also revealed that his former Barcelona teammate Neymar helped convince him to join the club. Messi signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain putting an end to his Barcelona career which spanned 21 years.
“I think this team is already done and ready.” Lionel Messi said after joining Paris Saint-Germain. “There are some new transfers but they have been very close and they are ready. I just came here to help – I’ll give my best. My goal and my dream is to win this trophy again and I think that Paris is the best place to have a chance to win it again.”
“It’s not easy. Sometimes you can have the best team in the world and you don’t win the Champions League – this is football,” he added. “Paris has been so close to a victory in the Champions League. In the best competition, the best teams are playing. It’s very difficult to win it. You need a very united squad. This dressing room is very united but you also need luck. It’s a very special competition and that’s why it’s so beautiful and so important – we all want to win this competition.”
“I’ve got some friends here in the dressing room,” Messi said. “When you see the squad you really want to play with them. We had contact and Neymar, of course, did a lot and was important.”