Lionel Messi will win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain earlier than retiring at Barcelona, in response to former team-mate Juan Roman Riquelme.
Messi joined the Ligue 1 giants on a two-year deal final month following the conclusion of his contract with Barca, making his debut instead of their 2-0 victory over Reims.
Whereas PSG have dominated French soccer over the previous decade – successful seven Ligue 1 titles, in addition to the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue on six events apiece in that point – the Champions League crown has continued to elude them.
Riquelme, who performed alongside Messi for membership and nation, believes his ex-team-mate will present the lacking piece of the jigsaw in PSG’s quest for continental glory.
However on the identical time, the previous midfielder doesn’t suppose Messi’s story at Barcelona is over simply but.
“Messi is the very best as a result of he likes to play ball,” stated the Boca Juniors vice-president, who received Olympic gold for Argentina alongside Messi in 2008.
“If PSG don’t win the Champions League now with Messi, they don’t win it anymore.
“I’m positive Messi goes to win the Champions League with Paris and retire with Barcelona.”