'Having Lionel Messi is a gift' - PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino

Arjun Singh Devgan
Mauricio Pochettino is the current manager of PSG
Mauricio Pochettino is the current manager of PSG / John Berry/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino has opened up on having Argentina icon, Lionel Messi in his squad and of coaching the record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner, revealing that, "having Leo is a gift of life".

PSG completed arguably the biggest signing in club football history when they managed to land the Argentina icon from Barcelona in the summer, with the 36-year-old agreeing to a two-year deal with an option of extending it by another year.

While Messi is yet to find his groove so far in Paris, Pochettino has stated that it is a gift to have a player of his caliber in his ranks.

“He’s a global figure. Probably the best ever. Having Leo is a gift of life. Nobody expected his end in Barcelona, ​​not even him. The president, Leonardo, and the club, in general, have done a great job signing Messi. A huge expectation has been created in Paris, and around the world. I love his naturalness and his feeling that he has to return the love he has received," he told Universo Valdano via Paris Fans.

Messi for his part has not had the best of starts to life in Paris, scoring just one goal in five appearances so far and is yet to open his account for the French giants in Ligue 1. The 36-year-old however did score his debut goal with a screamer against Manchester City to lead the club to a 2-0 win in the Champions League.