Posted on November 26, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. by Bernard Colas
Arrived last summer, Lionel Messi is still breaking in at PSG. Asked by RMC on the subject, Angel Di Maria commented on the personal and sporting adaptation of the Pulga.
Last summer, PSG hit hard by getting their hands on Lionel Messi , forced to leave FC Barcelona due to the financial problems encountered by the Catalan entity. A colossal operation on the part of PSG , and a change of size for Lionel Messi , who had never known a change of club since arriving at Barcelona from Argentina during his childhood. The integration of the six-fold Ballon d'Or is therefore logically complex, and several rumors from Spain suggest that Lionel Messi and his family are already nostalgic for their former life. Guest of RMC this Friday, Angel Di Maria was nonetheless reassuring about her compatriot.
“He is very happy, adapted and that is the most important”
” He is very happy. Her family is adjusting well, her children are enjoying school. He has found his home. He copes well with the people at the club. It is normal in football that he adapts over time. It’s not easy for him, he had spent his whole life in Barcelona. New home, new school, it's not easy for him. For someone who is used to changing clubs all the time this is better, but he is not. He had his whole life in one place. But he's very happy, fit and most important, ”says Angel Di Maria .
“He comes to a team that had its marks”
In sporting terms, Lionel Messi must also find his brands at PSG . Used to playing in a team playing for him, the Parisian number 30 continues his adaptation alongside Neymar or even Kylian Mbappé and sometimes shows himself in difficulty, despite very honorable statistics (4 goals, 2 assists in 10 games). Angel Di Maria recognizes this major change for the former FC Barcelona star, although El Fideo is confident for the future: “It is true that he has to adapt to the way to play PSG. This is why the adaptation is not easy. He arrives in a team that had its marks. In a comfortable team against, he likes to touch the ball, it's a balance to find, not always easy. There is time, work … You know in football we don't have time, criticism comes quickly, so do problems. But the most important thing is that we are quiet together. The team is feeling good with him and little by little he will get better and better, score and it will go well. “