PSG’s new Argentine playmaker is amazed by the club’s recent development and believes the constant growth is a catalyst for the players to train even harder
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria says the Ligue 1 winners “enormous” progress motivates the club’s players in training every day.
The Argentine winger moved to the French capital from Manchester United for £44 million after just a single season at Old Trafford and has been impressed by his new club’s development on and off the pitch.
And after making his debut for the Parisians in a 3-0 victory over Monaco, Di Maria has revealed his pleasure with his new surroundings.
“My first impressions of my new team-mates? Very good. I knew all the players a little but when I came here I have seen their qualities and the way they train,” the 27-year-old said.
“It’s possible to work in good conditions and to progress on every level, I believe that his allows improvement, the opportunity to continue winning.
“The club has progressed enormously and that is motivating the players, too.”
Di Maria was forced to wait to make his first start for the champions due to a hamstring injury he suffered at this summer’s Copa America in Chile.
However, the attacker produced a performance to remember as he provided an assist for compatriot Ezequiel Lavezzi and admits he had been itching to take to the field.
“Was I impatient for my PSG debut? Yes, of course. After my first match I was content. I had to wait for it,” he added.
“I had been training for two and a half weeks and I was desperate to play, to play with my team-mates and try to show my qualities. I had a great desire. Thank God it happened and all went well. I gave an assist and the happiness was total”