All the coaches on the planet would like to have Lionel Messi in their squad, not only because he has been the best player in the world for more than 10 years, but also because he trains and strives as if he were one more, contributing to the good group climate.
Mauricio PochettinoThe Argentine coach of Paris Saint Germain was no exception and that is why when manager Leonardo called him to ask if he was interested in having the 34-year-old star from Rosario in his squad, the former Tottenham driver did not hesitate for a second, to the point of being incredulous at the offer.
“Leonardo calls me to say: ‘There is the possibility of signing Messi, do you like it or don’t you like it?‘. The good thing was that Leonardo called me to ask me … (laughs). I said, ‘Is it a question or …?’ I thought it was a joke. He tells me: ‘There is a possibility that Leo will come, how about? Yes or no?’. And I say: ‘Should we go look for it?‘(laughs) And that’s where the management begins. Leonardo called me every night to explain how the situation was. At the moment that the possibility of PSG appears, Leo wants to come here. Then we do talk, when the situation is clear and only fringes are missing. Not before. It was a very normal conversation, very natural. We had the advantage that here there were players like Neymar and Di María who had told him about it and he had an idea of what PSG and Paris are, “said Poche, in an extensive interview with the Spanish program The Partidazo de Cope.
“We signed Messi after leaving Barça. Really, it was. That is why I say that we must highlight the work of Leonardo, our president and the entire board of the club, who in two or three days were able to manage the signing of the best player in the world. Everyone had assumed that Leo was going to continue at Barcelona, and then everything was very fast, “the Argentine coach clarified to finish. Will they manage to lift the Champions League together?