Lionel Messi reveals his mission at PSG, says “I don’t know when I can take to the pitch”

Lionel Messi said he’s convinced Paris Saint-Germain ‘is the right place’ to win his fifth Champions League title.

The Argentine’s farewell from Barcelona is the biggest transfer story of the summer and he was announced by Paris Saint-Germain yesterday.

PSG presented Lionel Messi as their new striker today and the Argentine looks forward to joining Kylian Mbappé and Neymar in the French capital.

“It will be great to live everyday life with this squad that have great players,” Messi said at a press conference.

“There have been many new signings and there were already very strong ones, now I look forward to start with them.

“I don’t know when, because I’m coming from vacation, even though I haven’t stopped training. I’ll talk to the technical staff, but I don’t know yet, I will certainly have to prepare.

“I don’t know when I can take to the pitch.”

The former Blaugrana striker won the Champions League four times during his time with Barcelona and aims to win another one in Paris.

“It’s not easy. In the end you can have the best team in the world, but you don’t win, because football is made up of details,” Messi added.

“Paris were very close to winning, they had very strong teams, but they never managed to win the trophy. I don’t know what could be missing, but we need to be a united group.

“I still don’t know the dressing room, but from the outside I can say that we need a little luck.”

Messi believes the PSG squad is ‘complete’ and said he has arrived to ‘help’ them achieve all their targets.

“There’s a complete team here, important signings have been made to win the Champions League,” Messi continued. “I’m here to help, to give my best and to be able to achieve the maximum.

“My goal is to win another Champions League and I’m convinced that I’m at the right place.”