Lo Celso: 'Do my part'
Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has left Argentine for the French capital, declaring himself impatient to join his new team and help them to claim another Ligue 1 title.
Lo Celso, 20, was signed by the capital club in the summer but remained with Rosario Central to see out the season. Now on his way to France to join his new club for the second half of the 2016-17 season, the much-touted playmaker is raring to go.
"As a player, you always dream of playing. There are great players at PSG, and I'll train as hard as I can in order to win some game time," said Lo Celso, whose new side have experienced stiffer competition in the league than they have grown accustomed to in recent seasons. "I can't wait to join the team and do my part."
Lo Celso revealed that he has been keeping a close eye on Paris Saint-Germain's fortunes and indicated that he is optimistic as to the four-time reigning Ligue 1 champions' chances of making it five in a row despite sitting third, five points behind leaders Nice at the half-way point of the season.
"There is still a long way to go in the league. And with the players they have, PSG will get there," the youngster declared before discussing how he sees himself fitting into a squad and a team that already boasts a wealth of attacking midfielder talent with the likes of Lucas Moura, Hatem Ben Arfa, Javier Pastore and Angel Di Maria.
"In Argentina, I was playing as a playmaker, but I can also play in a 4-3-3," he explained. "I'll do what the coach asks me to."
Paris Saint-Germain's next match is their clash with SC Bastia in the Coupe de France's round of 64 on Saturday, January 7, with Lo Celso likely to watch on from the stands.