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The humble story of Messi receiving a shirt from an unknown Brazilian club

The humble story of Messi receiving a shirt from an unknown Brazilian club

Alex Dias, the former Paris Saint-Germain striker, said he gifted Lionel Messi a shirt from a Brazilian team at the start of the current season.

The star of Paris Saint-Germain who will face Strasbourg on Friday at 2:00 pm in Mexico City, Lionel Messi, has several football team jerseys stored at home.

In September 2021, the Argentine added to his impressive collection a shirt Alex DaysFormer Sao Paulo striker Vasco, Goiás And he defended Paris Saint-Germain in the 2001-02 season.

The meeting came after the Brazilian invited to watch the match of the French national team at the Parc des Princes Manchester corresponding to the group stage of Champions League.

“I stayed in the box and (sports director) Leonardo greeted me very tenderly. The next day I went to the training center and was able to talk to the players. I spoke with (the coach) Mauritius) Pochettino, who was my colleague at Paris Saint-Germain. It was cool because I was able to take pictures with him, Mbappe s Messi“, Tell ESPN.

Alex was accompanied on the visit by the former Argentine player John Paul Sorenwho also defended the Parisian club.

I took T-shirts from Goiás what did you give to Pochettino and Messi. Soren explained to Messi that I played with Paris Saint-Germain! Thanking him for the gift, we took a picture together and recorded a video of my daughter. He was very polite. I don’t know if I know GoiásBut after I posted the photo, it went viral on my social media.

The former striker brought luck to PSG, who won 2-0 in city from Guardiola With a goal from Messi. “I joked to the directors that I had to go there all the time because I gave them luck.”

On his second visit of the season to Paris, Alex Watch how Paris Saint-Germain defeated 1-0 real madrid In the round of 16 Champions League with the aim of Mbappe.

“This time I lived with NeymarWho is always very affectionate with me. I also gave him a T-shirt from Goiás (He laughs). It was very nice to my friends who accompanied me to Paris. This match against Real seemed like a duel between the two teams: Messi, Mbappe, Neymar, Benzema…”, She said.

However, PSG ended up being eliminated before real madrid In the second leg and entered a serious crisis. In recent weeks there has been speculation about the coach’s departure Pochettinosports manager Leonard even Neymar. Not even winning the French title dampened morale.

“It is a complicated moment because of what happened in it Champions League. The thinking of the fans and the board that hired these players was that they would win by a landslide. But it’s not like that because on the other side there are players who also want to succeed in football. That’s why things happen differently.”

Currently, PSG is still trying to convince Mbappe to stay in the team, but real madrid It could become your new home.

“I think that Mbappe It will disappear, I don’t know how it will be. They need to hire another great striker, because they have the money for that, to come out strong in Champions League. If he leaves, it will be a huge loss for PSG. Neymar And Messi I think they will stay because they have a contract.”

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