Korbin Albert: 'It's hard to find the words'
The new Paris Saint-Germain women's team player looks back on her arrival at the club.
Korbin, you're now officially a Paris Saint-Germain player! How are you feeling?
"It's hard for me to find the words to describe how excited and happy I am. I've never experienced anything like this before, so there are obviously a lot of feelings running through my head right now! And I'm sure more emotions will come in the weeks to come. But for now, I'm just very excited and very happy."
For you, what does this club and town mean to you?
"Paris Saint-Germain has a great reputation, especially on the men's side with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé or Neymar Jr. So joining this club was something great for me. I'm a big fan of them, and obviously also of the women's team. I've also heard a lot about them, although I'm still learning about them. But I will learn as I go along."
Can you tell us a bit about you?
"I'm 19 years old, from Chicago, Illinois, USA. I play in midfield. I think my best quality is going forward. That's what I like to do in midfield, to find my teammates and get forward with the ball."
Have you had a chance to speak with your new manager Gérard Prêcheur?
"Yes, I spoke with the coach and I could feel that he wanted me in his team. That's what pushed me to accept this new challenge. I obviously want to make him happy, and the team and fans happy, and do everything I can to help the team improve. If that means doing something that is outside my comfort zone, I will do it."
What are your goals for the second half of the season?
"I think I'll just take it one step at a time. Obviously, it's a new country for me, but I'm sure I'll get used to it and acclimatise to the city. I'm going to enjoy every moment of it regardless!"