Wednesday evening, Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Celtic in Glasgow, extending their unbeaten streak to 37 games and still seeking the title.
At the time of his question to PSG player and France captain Hugo Lloris, LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan was present, but the 22-year-old Messi appeared to already be two steps ahead of him, urging his French counterpart to not let himself think that the club will be disemboweled as usual when they face Leicester City in the quarterfinals.
“I believe it is an ideal place to win another Champions League because the team is playing great,” Messi said, according to ESPNFC.com. “I think there are also a lot of great teams in the quarterfinals. Yes, we are the defending champions but so are PSG.
“They are a good team and if you do not defend to 100 per cent, then good teams will win games. I want to win a lot more trophies, but if I had the chance to win a lot more trophies I would want to play against them.”
Messi has been nothing short of incredible this season, with 32 goals and 19 assists in 36 league games, and still being linked with a move to either the New York Yankees or Real Madrid.