Leo Messi has not won the Champions League in seven years. The 35-year-old spoke about the tournament on the Mexican station “TUDN”.
The Argentine won the most valuable club trophy four times during his career. The last time he won the Champions League with Barcelona in the 2014/15 season.
Last season, PSG, with Messi in the squad, was considered one of the favorites to triumph in the Champions League. The Parisians, however, dropped out of the tournament already in the 1/8 final stage after their defeat with Real Madrid.
– Releasing last season was tough because we had a good tie against Real back then, but we lost because of the small details – Messi said.
– The Champions League is a tough game because it’s not always the best team to win. Small details decide the result, any mistake can make you fall out – the striker continued.
But Messi believes PSG will fight for its first Champions League victory this year. Christophe Galtier’s players started the struggle in the group stage with victories over Juventus and Maccabi Haifa.
– Everyone knows what our goal for this season is, PSG has been looking to win the Champions League for many years. This season is unusual because the World Cup will be played in the middle, but our main goal is to win the Champions League – Messi added.