Pictorial: Messi meets PSG fans after first press conference

Lionel Messi has been presented to fans of Paris St-Germain after he completed a move from Spanish La Liga side Barcelona.

The six-time Ballon d’Or Award winner had his first press conference as a PSG player on Wednesday during which he expressed the desire to win a fifth Champions League title.

“I have said many times that my dream is to win another Champions League and I think I am in the ideal place to have that chance and to do it,” Messi told reporters inside a packed auditorium.

Lionel Messi was met by flare-waving fans as he was unveiled as a PSG player Credit: AFP

“Sometimes you can have the best team in the world and not win. That’s football,” he continued.

“We know how difficult the Champions League is but Paris know that too — they have come very close in recent years but it is a competition in which the best teams take part and the best team doesn’t always win.”

His wife Antonella, their children, and his father and agent, Jorge, were all present during the conference.

See photos below

(Credit: PSG Twitter)

Fans made their voices heard as Lionel Messi met them for the first time since leaving Barcelona Credit: Reuters

Supporters flocked to the stadium eager to catch a glimpse of Messi on this historic day Credit: Reuters

Lionel Messi beamed at supporters as he revealed he can’t wait to get started Credit: AFP

Fans waved flags and flares as they welcomed Lionel Messi to PSG Credit: AP

Thousands of fans descended on the Parc des Princes to say hello to their newest hero Credit: EPA

Lionel Messi gave the thumbs up after initially looking a little overwhelmed by his greeting Credit: Reuters

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