Di Maria Offers a Behind-the-Scenes Perspective on Messi’s Early Run With PSG

Lionel Messi has been the main attraction over his early run with Paris Saint-Germain, whether in training sessions or in matches.

The Argentine forward still has not scored a goal this season, but so far, there is much enthusiasm within the club over his arrival.

PSG midfielder Angel Di Maria has been with Messi at both PSG and the Argentine national team. And in speaking to ESPN’s Argentina “Football 90″ show, Di Maria offered a glimpse into how Messi has been behind the scenes, where he revealed that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is still looking for a new home.

“Leo looks spectacular,” Di Maria said. “He is loose, he is very happy. I am very happy for him. He is the best in the world and not being able to achieve something with the National Team was a hundred million times worse. The pressure he had inside. The other day when he was crying at the Monumental, I hugged him and told him, ‘Stop crying, it’s over.’

“Now it’s difficult to play, but the season is long. You have to work more as a laborer than anything else.

“Leo is not used to living in the hotel. It’s not easy, but we are helping him to get a house nearby, where Lea (Paredes) also lives to drink mates.”

Messi will have a golden opportunity to put out for his first grand performance with PSG in the team’s upcoming Ligue 1 fixture against Olympique Lyon. This match sure will be a duel to watch, as the two clubs have had plenty of history with each other in previous seasons.

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