While they did everything this summer to get Marco Verratti (who signed with Al-Arabi in Qatar) to leave, who did not want to leave, PSG made the Italian move this Friday at 8:10 p.m. Paid heartfelt tribute. Match against Nice. The midfielder, who won 30 trophies in 11 seasons and played 416 matches, would have deserved to have had more people in the stands to honor him, someone who would have marked the recent history of the Parisian club and brought technical touch and creative.
All the players and staff, but also the service providers who have participated in the “Petite Owl” for more than a decade, gave him a guard of honor with a T-shirt on their backs. “Thank you Marco”, A slogan that flashed for several minutes on the LEDs of the Paris enclosure. A spot reminiscent of his Parisian career was broadcast on the giant screens of the Parc des Princes. Then the Italian, holding the hands of his two children, entered the lawn with his partner Jessica, who was given a large bouquet of white flowers. Verratti received a trophy and a framed jersey that included 416 people.
Verratti before the Parisian public. (A. Reu/The Team)
“I had eleven wonderful years”
Verratti was immediately overcome with emotion, especially by the recorded messages from his former teammates, Blaise Matuidi, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Thiago Motta, Javier Pastore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva. The former captain, who did not deserve so much respect when he left in 2020, expressed his love for the 2021 European champions. Thank you for everything you have done for this club. I love you “He made the announcement in a touching video, like all the others, and especially in a video in Italian from his midfield guru Thiago Motta.
“I had eleven wonderful years. it’s a sign (Homage) Who will stay in my heart », before finishing the lap of honour, was briefly declared hero of the evening at the microphone of PSG TV. He stopped for a long time in front of the Auteuil turn where the trophies won at PSG were displayed. “A decade of magic, 30 trophies with Paris” And “A monument named after Marco Verratti” On display were the Parisian militants, the same who had insulted him in front of the club headquarters in the spring and demanded his departure.
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