PSG talk ‘flattering’, says Thiago Motta

November 10, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Former Paris Saint Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has said that rumours linking him with a return to the Ligue 1 giants are flattering.

The Italian, who has been out of work since a ten-game spell in charge of Genoa in 2019, is rumoured to be under consideration for the managerial hotseat at the Parc des Princes with current boss Thomas Tuchel set to be out of contract at the end of the season.

According to reports, Sporting Director Leonardo is not yet convinced of the German remaining in the French capital, with Motta also suggesting he is eyeing a return in the future.

Talking to RMC Sport, he said: “It is very flattering and positive that people talk about me. It make me proud and I feel happy.

“I am happy to have the recognition of the supporters of a club where I have spent the majority of my career.

“I hope one day I can repay the confidence they gave me. I like attacking football but in order to produce attacking football, you have to be dynamic, occupy the spaces well and attack, you have to take risks. 

“To bring dynamism to football, you have to recover the ball back quickly. It’s when you have the ball that you can choose what to do. I think that a team like Paris Saint-Germain, it’s compatible with that.”

Motta represented PSG for six and a half seasons between 2011 and 2018, making a total of 231 appearances for the club.

Les Parisians currently sit top of the Ligue 1 table, five points clear of nearest challengers Lille. They can be backed at odds as low as 1/25 with William Hill to win the league title this season.

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