Former FC Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi said he would be preparing diligently for his first match for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), but found it difficult to give a date. The athlete announced this on Wednesday, August 11, at a press conference on the occasion of the signing of a contract with the team.
“I had a vacation. I spoke with the technical staff yesterday, you need to start training, work hard. I will try to get out as soon as possible. When the coaching staff decides that I am ready, I will enter the field “, – leadsSport-Express“The words said Messi.
Earlier in the day, French football club Paris Saint-Germain announced that six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has become the team’s new player. The contract with the 34-year-old Argentine is for two seasons with the possibility of extension for another year – until June 2024, the footballer will play for club number 30. PSG is ready to provide the striker with a salary of about € 35 million per season.
On August 8, Messi, at a press conference dedicated to his departure from Barcelona football club, did not hold back his emotions and burst into tears. He later said that he hoped to return to the club soon. He also admitted that he did his best to stay in the team.
FC Barcelona announced Messi’s departure on 5 August. The team were unable to register a new contract with the player in the league due to the financial rules of the Spanish championship.
As part of Barcelona, Messi won the Spanish championship ten times, won the Spanish Cup seven times, won the Spanish Super Cup eight times, lifted the Champions League cup four times over his head and three times the UEFA Super Cup and three times the UEFA Club World Cup.