Like many of his teammates, Marco Verratti has plenty of time on his hands right now. As a result, the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder joined Laure Boulleau along with a fan for an episode of “All At Home,” a video series produced by the club.
First, Verratti explained why he decided to remain and quarantine in Paris during this pandemic instead of returning to Italy. Then he added how effected his hometown of Pescara is due to the coronavirus.
Throughout the interview, there were a couple of answers that stood out, beginning with how players now, more than ever, want to come to play in Paris. Furthermore, the Italy international went on to say that the PSG project is more enticing over the money.
“A lot of people say it’s for money, but no. If you want money, you go to China,” Verratti said. “When a player chooses PSG, he chooses the project, and he knows that he can one day win the Champions League with Paris, and in this city, it’s worth five times more than in another club.”
With a project that has aspirations of potentially winning the UEFA Champions League, Les Parisiens will bring in world-class players to make this a reality. However, intending to conquer Europe comes with its pressures, as Verratti explains.
“It’s a bit complicated sometimes in Paris. When you lose a match, there is a lot of pessimism around. In the league, we are used to winning a lot, so we expect a lot in the Champions League. But it’s a very difficult competition,” Verratti said. “You always have to keep your head full of confidence, because you meet the best players and team in Europe.”
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