Paris Saint-Germain forward Ángel Di María appeared on Jérôme Rothen’s RMC Sport program “Rothen s’enflamme.” The 33-year-old spoke with the pundit on a variety of topics, including Lionel Messi.
Messi is a few months into his tenure with the capital club, and he has shown flashes of his FC Barcelona self. However, the 34-year-old isn’t as impactful as he was with his former, considering the talent level of his teammates on the attack.
The Spanish club leaned heavily on Messi, resulting in the plays going through him, but that’s not the case at PSG.
“He’s well. His family is fine; he has found a home. It is normal for him to take time to acclimatize. He had his whole life in one place; it’s different for a player who moves all the time… But he’s very happy!” Di María said.
“The adaptation is not easy because he arrives in a team which had its habits and which played against. He likes to have the ball. We have time, but in football, everything goes fast; things get critical quickly… But he feels good. It will be fine. We work for!”
🗣💬 "Il débarque dans une équipe à l'aise en contre alors que lui aime avoir le ballon. C'est un équilibre à trouver"
🇦🇷 Di Maria explique l'adaptation difficile de son ami Messi au PSG pic.twitter.com/e4SZz6XPgZ
— Rothen s'enflamme (@Rothensenflamme) November 26, 2021