With France in lockdown, Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria spoke about the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria discussed the scary and crazy times people were living through during the coronavirus pandemic.
France has been hit hard by coronavirus, reporting more than 37,500 cases and 2,314 deaths.
The Ligue 1 season was suspended on March 13, with PSG sitting 12 points clear atop the table.
Di Maria admitted it was a scary time, with France’s nationwide lockdown extended until mid-April.
“It is something crazy that we are experiencing,” he told Telefe on Saturday.
Di Maria added: “We’re trying not to do many things, [staying] at home. For our daughters we don’t want to get infected.
“I go to the supermarket a lot. I have a normal life because people are respectful. It was only my wife once, she took off all the clothes at the door before entering the house and went to bath.
“You are a little scared of everything. The situation you look at and hear scares you.”
PSG were last in action on March 11, beating Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
PSG Part Ways With Silva In Pomp And Fair
Thiago Silva has been described as one of the greatest players in Paris Saint-Germain history as he prepares to complete a transfer move to English side, Chelsea FC.
On Thursday, August 27, French Division One side Paris Saint-Germain, PSG paid an affectionate honour to departing captain, Thiago Silva.
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi in video tribute said, “Thiago, thank you for eight years of unforgettable memories, leadership and commitment. You are one of the greats and your legendary status at PSG will live forever.”
He added, “My very best wishes to you and your family for your new adventures, you will always be part of our family and our history, Merci Captain.”
Silva, 35, is expected to sign a two-year deal with Chelsea, according to reports in Britain.
In France, Brazil’s centre-back enjoyed eight trophy-laden years with the French champions, winning the Ligue 1 title seven times and five French Cups while making 315 appearances for PSG.
By Etienne Mainimo
End of the road for Choupo-Moting at PSG?
Recruited by Thomas Tuchel as a “supplement” player, Choupo-Moting was quickly adopted internally, both by the squad’s managers and by the players but his performances were below expectation, giving way to a series of disapprobation from PSG fans and sports analysts.
His heroic entry against Atalanta with the winning goal at the 93rd minute in the quarter-finals of the Champions League therefore changed prospects and attitude towards him. Fans and some players would like the management to extend the 31-year-old for another season, as L’Equipe reported on Monday, the day after the final defeat to Bayern (0-1).
Unfortunately, the Indomitable Lion didn’t feature regularly for PSG (9 appearance in the Ligue 1 championship), but he can still make a decent reserve.
According to PSG pundits, Leonardo (PSG’s sporting Director) is working on the arrival of an additional international-level center-forward, called to be a “joker” behind the Mbappe-Icardi-Neymar trio, or even to become a starter in case Icardi doesn’t live up to expectation.
Under these conditions, it is far from certain that he is offering a new lease to Choupo Moting, as he looks forward to the recruitment of a free agent forward who will be offering more guarantees than the Cameroonian.
Vincent Pajot stays at FC Metz
Vincent Pajot played with the Greens between 2015 and 2018. (Vincent Van Doornick / Isosport / Presse Sports)
FC Metz formalized the final transfer of Vincent Pajot, Wednesday afternoon.
Loaned by Angers with option to purchase on December 31, 2019, midfielder Vincent Pajot (29) will remain in Lorraine. FC Metz formalized this Wednesday afternoon i its final transfer. Author of three assists in eight matches in the jersey with the Lorraine cross, the midfielder is now linked with the garnet club until June 30, 2022.
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