Paris St Germain manager Thomas Tuchel says Lionel Messi would be welcome at the club if he ever made the decision to depart Barcelona but he does not anticipate the Argentine forward to do so.
Messi, who joined Barcelona aged 13, has scored a record 634 ambitions for the club in 730 video games and is also their most decorated player with 33 trophies but the 33-yr-previous is into the last yr of his contract at the club.
Reviews in the Spanish media have cast doubts about his long term at the club immediately after a disappointing season that culminated in an eight-two Champions League humiliation by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals this month.
“He’s quite welcome. What coach says no to Messi?” Tuchel informed BT Sport immediately after his side misplaced one- to Bayern in the Champions League last on Sunday.
“I feel Messi finishes his profession in Barcelona. He’s Mr Barcelona.
Tuchel explained the club would speak in excess of their likely signing targets and that they essential a deeper squad to cope with the demands of the new season.
“We misplaced plenty of gamers for this campaign and we drop now Thiago Silva and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting,” he additional.
“We require to use the transfer window now to make the squad wider. The campaign will be quite demanding with no any breaks.
“We require to make a powerful squad. We made the decision not to speak about transfers in this time period. We’ll sit with each other in the upcoming days.”
The 2019-twenty French Ligue one season was cancelled in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the new campaign kicked off in excess of the weekend.
“PSG AIM TO Discover LESSONS FROM DEFEAT”
“We have to produce a terrific workforce to comply with up on this campaign. Which is our challenge,” coach Thomas Tuchel informed a information conference. “I am going to speak with (sporting director) Leonardo and the persons in charge to produce that workforce.”
“Appropriate now it truly is complicated to rest, it truly is complicated to talk, it truly is complicated to clarify,” additional midfielder Ander Herrera.
“But, from tomorrow, at least myself, and I am absolutely sure my workforce mates as properly, we’re going to start off once more. We have developed anything quite, quite significant for the club.”
Tuchel explained the last could have gone both way.
“It was a battle. We gave every thing, we left our hearts, every thing, on the pitch. You cannot manage the end result,” he additional.
Tuchel, although, refused to blame the pair of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for the defeat.
“Neymar has had a terrific tournament, he can’t do every thing,” the German explained.
“Mbappe, it truly is a miracle that he was with us immediately after sustaining a severe (ankle) damage (in July).”
“We’re a workforce, it truly is not any individual’s fault,” additional midfielder Marquinhos. “We have to be proud of our workforce.