If the Parc des Princes will have eyes only for its recruits, Lionel Messi in the lead, the Parisian public will find an old acquaintance. Kevin Gameiro has indeed found Strasbourg, his training club, and should start Sunday night against PSG.
“If I chose to come back to Ligue 1, it’s to experience these kinds of moments, savor the old Lorientais in the columns of the Parisian. It will be a pleasure to find the Parc des Princes, to hear the supporters sing. It’s been my stadium since I was little. It was at the Parc that I made my professional debut with Strasbourg at 18 years old. To come back there from the second day for my return to France, it’s a nice wink. Since I played in Spain, I have only been able to come and watch a league match. So I had been waiting for this for a long time. “
Even if he will not have the opportunity to meet him on the pitch on Saturday night, Gameiro is delighted with Messi’s arrival at PSG. “It’s a chance for Paris and Ligue 1 to have Messi. With this team, PSG will not have the right to make mistakes in the league. They are several steps ahead (…) Ligue 1 will be more exposed internationally, Paris will be even more watched. For the players, it will be a pleasure to face him, everyone will want to raise their level against him. I, who saw him every week in La Liga, can tell you that he is always on top! He is a genius and he has lost none of his power of acceleration. He can score or pass at any time. “
– Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (@RCSA) August 13, 2021