In an interview broadcast this Sunday on beIN Sports, Angel Di Maria gave news of his family after the burglary of his home three weeks ago. The Argentinian PSG winger ensures that his relatives are doing well and takes the opportunity to reaffirm his attachment to Paris, where he recently extended his contract for an additional year.
It was an incident that precipitated his departure from Manchester United in 2015. But this time, the burglary suffered by Angel Di Maria did not change his career plans. Despite the home-jacking that occurred at his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine), the Argentine winger has chosen to continue his adventure at PSG, with whom he recently extended for an additional year. Three weeks after this agonizing evening, the 33-year-old player, who had left the Parc des Princes in a hurry against Nantes (1-2), gave reassuring news of his family during an interview broadcast this Sunday on beIN Sports.
“It’s getting better. My wife was still a little sore for a few days. But it’s normal, it’s the second time. It’s not easy. But like I said before, I’m happy here. The most important thing is that my family feels good, ”El Fideo explained.
“We take mate at the foot of the Eiffel Tower”
The Argentinian international, who arrived in 2015, also took the opportunity to reiterate his attachment to the capital: “I love everything in Paris. The city is incredible. Where you look, it’s beautiful. I felt something when I arrived. In the way people greeted me. With my wife, we have mate at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, quiet. I brought my family, they can also enjoy it. C This is also why I decided to extend it. (…) One of my dreams is to win the Champions League with Paris. “
Renowned for his physique of a cyclist, without pectorals or big arms, Di Maria spoke of the importance taken by bodybuilding in modern football. “Here in France, you can blow yourself up in a duel, he smiles. I saw that a lot in England. Over there, there were days of the week when I was alone in the locker room and I said to myself: ‘Where are they all?’ And going to the gym, I saw them lifting weights (he mimics the gestures, editor’s note). But I don’t like that. I see that a lot of people think about doing more weight training to have more strength, but when I see Neymar or Messi, the strength is in the legs, in the head. “
“To have Messi as a teammate would be wonderful”
Asked to name the player who impressed him the most since his debut, the former Real Madrid, who almost signed for Monaco in 2013 (the club merengue claimed 80 million euros, which chilled the ‘ASM), spontaneously quoted Lionel Messi. As obvious: “Leo, it’s Leo. He does amazing things. You can see that it’s natural. It’s impossible to choose someone else. Of all my career, of all that I have. saw, I believe Leo is from another planet “.
An alien that Di Maria would like to find at PSG, as he has already confided in recent months. “To have him as a teammate would be wonderful. But he’s a Barcelona player, he has a contract. Then we’ll see. I talk a lot with him and I always tell him that the important thing is his happiness. and that of his family. It’s hard to say anything else… “
“I speak and understand French very well”
Explanations delivered in Spanish to his compatriot Omar Da Fonseca. After nearly six years in France, the native of Rosario still speaks his native language in the media. “I speak and understand French very well, but I don’t want my words to be misinterpreted. I stuck with this idea, he defends himself. I was told that the supporters would love me even more. if I spoke in French. I don’t want people to like me because I speak their language, but for what I do in the field. I can have a discussion with anyone in French. No problem. But I chose to speak Spanish in an interview. “