Interviewed by the official channels of Paris Saint-Germaim, the midfielder Marco Verratti took stock of the first part of the season that sees his leaders in the league and qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League after fighting …
Interviewed by official channels of the Paris Saint-Germaim, the midfielder Marco Verratti he took stock of the first part of the season that sees his leaders in the league and qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League after having fought in the group with Manchester City for first place. The Italian player focused first of all on Ligue 1 but then also on the relationship on the pitch with the newcomers: on all Messi and Hakimi.
LEAGUE 1 – “The balance of this first part is certainly positive. We are first in the standings and we also have a certain advantage. Last year Lille won and I congratulate them and we know it will not be easy,” he said. Verratti. “People think it’s easy in Ligue 1 but it’s not. There are competitive teams playing the European Cups. I think the French league is as difficult as the others. We can certainly do better and we know it but I think at least in this first part. we can be satisfied with what we have done “. “The return of the fans? It was certainly wonderful and when you play at home they make the difference, the fans always give you something more even in difficult moments”.
COMPANIONS – Space also for teammates, including the “old” ones and the newcomers: “It is true that with my role I have to understand the game of the newcomers more quickly and try to enhance their qualities. Sometimes the competitions with the newcomers they are a bit more difficult for that. Messi or even Hakimi everyone knows them, but on the pitch it is another thing. But when you play with such strong and technical players it is easier to connect on the pitch because, in the end, the same language is spoken: football “.
FEELING – And on the understanding with them: “It is not difficult to play with this type of player. It is easy to make a pass to Mbappé because even if you give it too long he recovers it with his speed. The same goes for Messi who can do it. incredible control with the feet he has. It doesn’t take long to create something collective when there are certain players so I think we’ll do it soon too. “
GOAL – “Few goals in 10 years of Psg? First of all I try to make the team play better and put the attackers in the best conditions to score. This is my main role. Then it is clear that goals are important and I need to improve on this. If I did 4-5 per season it would be an improvement. I have to do better and maybe think more about it, but I’m really happy even that way. “
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