Argentina’s Lionel Messi says Paris Saint-Germain is among the ‘best clubs in the world’

Lionel Messi has told CNN that he believes Paris Saint-Germain can win their second straight Champions League title.

Messi, who left Bayern Munich to join Barcelona in 2004, has scored 66 goals in 124 games for the Catalans in European competitions. He has, of course, lifted the European Cup three times, including last season when they beat Juventus in Cardiff.

As Messi nears a re-match with the Italians, PSG have already been linked with his former teammates Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.

The Argentine’s next chance to win a major prize will be on October 22 in PSG’s first Champions League group game.

Speaking in his home country, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner told CNN: “I think that as an old person you know better, but I think that this is one of the best clubs in the world, the team that has had the most continuity with the same idea, over many years.

“If they can keep everyone, and these players, I think that is the ideal team, the ideal players to play Champions League.

“They have won the Champions League twice now and the manager is one of the best. With the players they have that makes them very difficult to play against.”

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