Javier Pastore reacts to the arrival of Lionel Messi10 août 2021
Before Lionel Messi, there was Javier Pastore. Teammate of the Pulga with the Albiceleste, Javier Pastore was the first flagship recruit of Paris Saint-Germain under the QSI era.
In early August 2011, the Argentine signed a five-year contract in favor of PSG against 42 million euros, from Palermo. This Tuesday, the 32-year-old midfielder reacted to the arrival of the six-time Ballon d’Or in the capital.
« It was a pleasure. I was confident that he signed in Paris (…) It will be fantastic for PSG to see three of the five best players in the world playing together.
It’s going to be fantastic for France, for Ligue 1 (…) When we were in the selection, with Di Maria, President Nasser kept telling us all the time to talk to him, to tell him that Paris was good, a good city, a good team. But it was mostly for fun (…) Messi is a boy who is quiet, very nice.
I knew him when I was young, he was 23 years old. I spent a lot of time with him, he has changed a lot. Before, he didn’t talk too much, no one spoke with him in the locker room. But then he understood that he had an important role and that he had to speak with the group, ”he explained to RMC’s microphone.