Pochettino: Messi gave confidence to the team as soon as he touched the ball for the first time

Lionel Messi’s debut with the PSG jersey was accompanied by enthusiastic cheers from the 6,000 fans who had traveled to follow the Parisians closely in the match against Reims.

Not only from them, but also from the local fans there was applause. Despite not being able to find the net, coach Mauricio Pochettino said that Messi’s presence had an impact on the team’s game.

“I think as soon as he entered the field, with the first touches he gave confidence to the team. I’m happy because debuting with a win is something incredibly positive for a player. I saw that Messi was happy and I am happy that he is already part of the group and that he helped the team to achieve results”, declared the Argentine.

Pochettino stated that the arrival of Messi has an impact on others, while the number one of the bench added that Paris is having a very good moment at the beginning of this season.

“I mean, it is Messi and the motivation comes from the fact that we want to compete, but also that we have a player like him in the team. It is also clear that Leo’s career, energy and personality are a big boost for others as well. We are in a positive moment that comes as a result of many factors like the arrival of Messi and the spirit of the group. I am very pleased with that,” said Pochettino.

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