PSG boss makes Messi admission


Following Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Champions League final defeat on Sunday, manager Thomas Tuchel made an admission about his side's hopes of signing FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

PSG have been seen as one of the frontrunners to land Messi's signature in recent weeks, but Tuchel has downplayed his side's chances of landing the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

The German tactician was speaking after his side's narrow 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in Sunday's Champions League final when he revealed that, while he would have to invest in his squad for next season, Messi was an unlikely acquisition. 

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"He [Messi] is very welcome but we lost Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier," Tuchel said in a post-match press conference, per The Guardian.

"We lose Thiago Silva. Bayern are investing. If we want to compete on this level, we have to use the window and make the squad bigger. Next season will be very demanding. We have to build.

"Which coach says no to Messi? We decided not to talk about transfers [but] we will sit together in the next days. I think Messi finishes his career at Barcelona."

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