Giovani Lo Celso: 'Continue this run'
Giovani, you arrived in Paris six months ago. How do you feel in the team and the city?
"I feel at ease here. My team-mates warmly welcomed me and I adapted very quickly. There are not only my compatriots in the squad, Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, but also a lot of other South Americans. It's a culture I'm used to. I feel great with the squad. There are very good players and above all, great people. Paris is a very attractive city. I love going to a parc to drink maté [a traditional South American drink], visit the Eiffel Tower with my family and my friends...but staying focussed on training!"
What do you think of the new signings?
"The team has really been strengthened this summer. Some very high quality players have arrived. We continue trying to achieve the club's goals. We want to win all the competitions we play in and fulfil the dream that is the Champions League. We're preparing ourselves for that. I hope it'll be a good season. To have a player of the quality of Neymar alongside you makes you improve...it's great! I don't need to describe how he plays as we all know what he can do. Kylian Mbappe is also a great player, who showed his talent to Europe last season."
What do you think of Paris Saint-Germain's start to the season?
"It's been very good winning a first trophy against Monaco (2-1), and then recording victories in the league. Winning each match is very important. Starting like this gives us strength. The Champions League is starting soon. It's the competition that every player dreams of winning. Each players looking forward to it...everyone wants to play in it. But before that we have other matches and we hope to continue our successful run. There is a good season to come and I hope I can give the best of myself."
What do you think of the Champions League group stage draw?
"It's a difficult draw for everyone. It's not an easy competition. During the group stage, each team is good. It would be excellent to start with a win. We still have time to prepare for the first match in Glasgow and to try and come back with three points."
Many of the squad are with their national teams. Do you feel ready if Unai Emery calls on you?
"When the coach calls on me, I'm always ready. I train each day to improve and help the team. I keep myself ready. We ave the match against Metz coming up, and after that Celtic. There are a lot of players who'll come back from international duty. If I get a chance, I hope I'll take advantage of it, as I have already done."