How Does Lionel Messi Feel, Sharing the Spotlight with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at PSG?

Published 08/11/2021, 1:13 PM EDT


Former FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi seems very happy at his new club, Paris Saint Germain. He’ll join his former teammate Neymar Jr. to be part of a three-pronged attack with young superstar Kylian Mbappe.

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PSG’s front three is easily the best front three in the world and might even be better than the greatest front line of all time in Messi, Neymar Jr., and Luis Suarez at Barcelona. Messi recognized this in his first press conference for PSG and was gushing when a reporter asked him how good it would be to play with Mbappe and Neymar.

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[To play with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe] is really crazy, and I am really happy about that,” Messi said. He then said that he would love to train and compete with this PSG squad, which is the best squad in the world by far.

“Sharing the day-to-day life with them and the squad, the team is incredible, and I really want to train and compete now because I am going to be playing with the best players,” the Argentinian superstar said.

Moreover, Neymar Jr. is not the only player Messi has played with before. His countrymen Angel di Maria and Leandro Paredes also play for the French club and have found a lot of success. However, DI Maria does play on Messi’s favored right-wing, but the former Barcelona star can slot in easily in the central attacking mid role.

Di Maria, Parades, I know all of the teammates in the dressing room, we had contact, and Neymar, of course, did a lot and was important in my decision,” he concluded.

Lionel Messi becomes PSG’s 5th arrival in this transfer window.

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The French club is having the greatest transfer window of all time by any club after the signing of Lionel Messi for free. They also acquired one of the best centre-backs of all time in Sergio Ramos for free and added Inter Milan right-back, Achraf Hakimi, for 60 million euros.

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However, they didn’t stop there and also signed promising young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for free and also added former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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