‘Ronaldo must want to kill himself that he’s not at PSG’ – Di Maria

Robin Bairner
Ronaldo asks Jorge Mendes to find him a new club

Cristiano Ronaldo will be jealous that he is not involved in the Paris Saint-Germain project, says Angel Di Maria.

Ronaldo has been linked with a move to PSG in recent days – but only as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe next summer should the World Cup winner leave for Real Madrid.

Di Maria played alongside ‘CR7’ at the Bernabeu and says that missing out on the all-star gathering at Parc des Princes will be killing the Portuguese superstar.

All eyes have been on PSG over the course of the last week as they have added Lionel Messi to an already glittering array of summer signings, including Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

“Cristiano must want to kill himself for not being here,” Di Maria told TyCSports. “The quality and quantity of players that PSG have now is something unique.

“It doesn’t happen often in clubs, and the great players always want to be with the best. Cristiano surely wants to be here.”

Di Maria on Messi

“Messi is from another world. You throw a stone at him and he stops it like nothing has happened
- Angel Di Maria

Meanwhile, Di Maria admitted that he rates Messi more highly than Ronaldo.

“Messi is from another world,” he said. “You throw a stone at him and he stops it like nothing has happened. I’ve never seen anything like it.

“I’ve played with Ronaldo, Neymar, Mbappe, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Karim Bemzema and Gareth Bale. And honestly, I’ve never seen anything like him.

“He is something unique.”

Lionel Messi in Paris after signing for PSG from Barcelona

And he believes that Messi will thrive in Paris.

“I think Messi is going to feel better here than in Barcelona,” he said. “With the reception that he had at PSG, I think he already realises what it means. People here are going to show him love in each training session and every game. Because of him, there are now 200 people around us every time we go out!”

Although PSG play Strasbourg on Saturday, Messi is not forecast to make his debut for at least another fortnight, and perhaps not until after the international break.