Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Champions League, integration… These revelations of Nuno Mendes on his arrival!

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. by Th.B.

Sixth and final summer recruit of PSG, Nuno Mendes (19) took his first steps outside his native country of Portugal in Paris as well as his debut in the Champions League. The opportunity for the defender to discuss the big changes in his Parisian life.

From the start of the summer transfer window, PSG set the tone. Indeed, on July 15, the capital club had already formalized the coming of Georginio Wijnaldum , Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma (free) and the transfer of Achraf Hakimi who amounts to € 70 million with the various bonuses included in the operation. In August, PSG took advantage of the golden opportunity that presented itself with Lionel Messi while completing the loan of Nuno Mendes for the entire season. The PSG in particular agreed to include a € 40 million purchase option with Sporting Lisbon . According to the journalist Fabrizio Romano, the sporting director Leonardo and the decision-makers of PSG would already have the firm intention to exercise this purchase option and to make by Nuno Mendes a full member of the squad coached by Mauricio Pochettino once the loan period has expired. Nicolas Vilas , Portuguese football specialist, explained in mid-September that the 19-year-old Portuguese international was a good pick for PSG during an interview with Canal-Supporters. “A lot of big European clubs have been following him for several months now. For PSG it is an interesting blow because the club has a real need for this position “.

The Champions League and his first steps at the Park, Nuno Mendes says it all

Since his debut, Nuno Mendes would bring complete satisfaction to the senior representatives of < strong> PSG according to Fabrizio Romano . And on the player's side, everything would be perfect too. At least, that is the message the Parisian left-back conveyed on Thursday during an interview with PSG TV. ” I feel good. I am calm. I am living my integration in Paris. My teammates have helped me a lot, Danilo in particular. I haven't had time to really visit the city yet because we have close-dated matches, but I will have plenty of time to do so. “. After five short minutes of play in Ligue 1 against Clermont Foot on September 11 (4-0), Nuno Mendes made the first of his career in the Champions League, taking part in the last quarter of an hour of the draw conceded by the PSG on the lawn of Bruges (1-1). Subsequently, Mendes continued through tenure and gained experience at PSG. And the experience of his first steps in C1 was special. “My first in the Champions League? I felt a lot of pride that day, it was a dream come true. I am very happy and I plan to play a lot of other matches in the future. It was a very special moment for me. I got chills, I will remember them forever. ».

After discussing his integration into the Parisian group and the Parisian institution, as well as his debut in the Champions League, Nuno Mendes s' is also delivered to PSG TV on the feelings which crossed his mind when he appeared before the eyes of the supporters of PSG at the Parc des princes. “What do I think of the Parc des Princes? The support of the supporters gives the team a lot of strength. When we score a goal, we feel all their support. They also help us in more difficult times like against Leipzig for example, when we were down 2-1. We felt the support from the fans, and that gave us the strength to go for the win. “. It remains to be seen whether the performance of the 19-year-old left-back over the season will indeed encourage the leaders of PSG to exercise his purchase option and make him a member of the workforce. Parisian.

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