The first of the new arrivals to Paris Saint-Germain to score a goal is midfielder Renato Sanches. The 24-year-old came on as a substitute in the 5-2 win against Montpellier Hérault on Saturday at the Parc des Princes.
Sanches would take a pass from his fellow Portuguese teammate in Nuno Mendes and find the back of the net for his first goal as a PSG player. After the victory, the midfielder spoke with PSG TV, discussing the emotions after scoring in his first game.
“I feel very good after [Saturday night],” Sanches said after the game. “I played my first match here, I’m so happy, and I scored my goal; I’m happy.
“On the goal, Marquinhos told me to get on, get on, then I raced, Nuno gave me the ball, I kicked, and it was a goal! It was a lot of emotion. We have a lot of players who have a lot of quality, and I think we’re going to have a good season this year.”
The Portugal international will be a crucial piece in the midfield for manager Christophe Galtier, who managed Sanches during his time at Lille OSC. Furthermore, with the packed schedule due to the FIFA World Cup in November, there will be a lot of rotation.
PSG wants to make deep runs in all competitions, and having depth at various positions will go a long way in helping the capital club win some trophies this season, primarily the UEFA Champions League.