‘I love to play with the dwarf!’: PSG star Angel Di Maria rues not joining Barcelona when he had the chance as he hails playing with Lionel Messi
- Angel Di Maria is in the Argentina squad with Lionel Messi for the Copa America
- The 31-year-old remains at PSG where he won the French top flight this season
- The Argentina international wanted to join up with his compatriot Lionel Messi
Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria revealed he had the chance to join Barcelona but the deal fell through.
The 31-year-old winger remains at the Ligue 1 club where he won the French top-flight again last campaign.
The Argentina international wanted to join up with his compatriot Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp.
Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria (right) revealed he had the chance to join Barcelona
DI MARIA’S CAREER
Yellow cards: 64
Red Cards: 7
1x Champions League
1x La Liga
2x Spanish Cup
3x Ligue 1
3x French Cup
3x French League Cup
1x Primeira Liga
2x Portuguese League Cup
‘I had the chance to go to Barcelona and it didn’t happen,’ Di Maria told Ole.
‘The truth is that if I went, it was to be with him [Messi], to watch him every day, because when he gets the ball I’m a spectator.’
‘I love to play with the Enano [dwarf], I love to see him in training too, the things he does,’ added the PSG winger.
‘It’s something unique, impossible to explain.
‘The other day in the session, [Marcos] Acuna hit a cross that was impossible for anyone and he scored it with a scissor kick.
‘There you say “that’s it, leave it, what can you do, it’s a goal, haha”. None of us could do it. For that, I’m here enjoying it.’
Di Maria is in the Argentina squad with Messi ahead of their Copa America campaign which kicks off on June 15 against Colombia.
Di Maria admitted he wanted to join up with his compatriot Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp