Angel Di Maria and Lionel Messi will finally play for the same club, PSG, this season. Currently in international service with Argentina, Di Maria and Lionel Messi enjoy a healthy relationship on and off the pitch.
Speaking in an interview with TyC Sports, PSG star Di Maria expressed his joy at finally playing with Lionel Messi at the same club:
“In my career, I lacked the icing on the cake: playing with Leo (Messi) in a club. I had several opportunities to go to Barça. It makes me happy to have him every day and to see what he does and not just when we are with the Argentina team. “
Speaking of his friendship with Lionel Messi, Di Maria opened up about their mutual love for Comrade (South American caffeine drink) and the affectionate nicknames they have for each other:
“We are the first two to arrive in training, it’s true. Me first, I’m here a few minutes before. After that he arrives and we prepare mate.
“I still call him ‘Enano’ (dwarf). At first no, but when the friendship started, I started to say that. I think it’s like what he calls me Fide (noodles), I call him Enano, that was some time ago and it will always stay that way.
“Because if you treat him like he is, an alien, you’ve got him in this bubble that he doesn’t like.” Because he likes to share moments, go out and have a BBQ, have a friend, have fun, laugh.
“We’re kidding and everything, in the press, they say he’s an alien because he is, he’s the best in the world. But at the end of the day, for us, it’s Leo. He’s the dwarf and we treat him that way.
Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria hope for UEFA Champions League success at PSG
PSG have enjoyed a superb transfer window and are one of the favorites ahead of the UEFA Champions League this season. Angel Di Maria and Lionel Messi have spoken of some extremely memorable moments for Argentina and they hope to create some special moments for PSG this season as well.
Messi and Di Maria both played for Argentina in their 3-1 win over Venezuela. With a World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Sunday, the Argentine duo hope to repeat their Copa America exploits against their rivals once again.
Lionel Messi has played the full 90 minutes against Venezuela, meaning the Argentine could finally be fit enough to start for PSG when he takes on Clermont Foot at Parc des Princes.
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