“Back Together” (Editor’s note: reunited again)… It is with these simple words that Neymar, former teammate and great friend of Lionel Messi, welcomed Lionel Messi in a story published on Instagram. For illustration, Ney chose a screenshot of one of the best actions of the duo they formed at FC Barcelona.
The new goalkeeper of PSG Gianluigi Donnarumma, meanwhile, expressed his joy at the idea of evolving alongside the Argentine legend. “He’s the strongest in the world, I’m excited and happy to have him in the team,” he told Sky Italia. For his part, Kylian Mbappé had still not manifested this Tuesday evening.
On Instagram, Dani Alves, the former PSG defender, recently titled in Tokyo with Brazil, sent a loving message to Messi: “Biggest of all, you can overtake me whenever you want for the trophies, it will be a another decisive pass for you, ”he said, referring to his 42 trophies against 38 for Messi. “After my girlfriend, you are my best pair,” he continues. Dom Leo Messi, keep making history wherever you go… ”
The Parisian club engaged throughout the day in a kind of explicit teasing on its Twitter account, a way of evoking the arrival of Messi before it was made official by the signature of the player. Thus, late Tuesday afternoon, PSG posted a photo of the locker room, revealing the jersey of Neymar and that of Mbappé framing an Argentinian flag.
In addition, Javier Pastore, former Parisian number 10, said he was delighted with the arrival of his compatriot in Paris. “It’s nice,” Pastore confides at RMC’s microphone. I had a lot of confidence (in the fact) that he would end up at PSG. It is always the club’s ambition to continue to improve, grow and have the best players in the world. He arrived. Now at PSG there are three of the top five players in the world together. It will be fantastic to see them. For France, for Ligue 1 and for everyone. We know the quality of these players. You give them a good ball and the action is over. But it’s going to take a good job to find a balance. PSG have an extraordinary workforce. I already want the matches to start to see them play together. “
For Tuchel, “Messi and Barcelona were one”
As for Messi’s personality, Pastore describes a “super quiet, very nice” boy. “I knew him very young, at 23,” he says. He has changed a lot. Before, he didn’t even speak in the locker room. But as he went along, he understood that he had an important role in the national team and that he needed to talk to the other players. He gained confidence. He’s more of a leader than before. “
Ronaldinho is also very happy. “It’s a great joy to have played in these two clubs and to now see my friend wearing this jersey. I wish you lots of happy moments, Leo Messi. “
Thomas Tuchel, former PSG coach, is not necessarily delighted for his former club: “Lionel Messi is good for all the teams in the world,” said the German at the microphone of Canal +. I am a little sad that Messi does not end his career at Barca. Messi and Barcelona were one. Like every coach, the PSG coach will have work. “