Lionel Messi has been with Paris Saint-Germain for a few months now, and it remains a work in progress. The 34-year-old is adjusting to life in the French capital and on the squad. Nonetheless, there are encouraging signs, such as the two-goal performance against Club Brugge this past week.
“We get along very well with Messi, Di María, Messi and I get together with the families. We are going to look for the kids at school together too,” Paredes said.
“I see Leo much better; the first months are difficult, the change is complicated, today I see him better, with a lot of desire, I hope he continues like this. I think Messi needs to be in constant contact with the ball, be it with touches normal or changes of rhythm. If he feels in game, for us, everything is much easier.”
Furthermore, Messi had to adjust to a new squad while traveling back and forth between Paris and Argentina as he helped his national team qualify for the World Cup. As a result, that also played a role in the Argentine struggling to find his footing.
However, now with Argentina qualified, it seems as though Messi is done with the remaining World Cup qualifying fixtures and can focus on PSG, which comes at a good time considering the UEFA Champions League knockout stage is right around the corner.