Current Roma and former PSG midfielder Javier Pastore was interviewed by L’Equipe as his former side prepares to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final this evening.
The Argentine left the French side to join the Giallorossi in the summer of 2018, however, his time in the Italian capital has been filled with injuries, which has limited him to only 32 appearances in two seasons.
“I decided to join PSG because I saw it as a project for the future. I am very proud of the improvement that has taken place when I go back to visit. I would have liked to play with this team,” Pastore said.
“My departure? It was a goodbye both wanted and unwanted. From a footballing point of view, I felt I had to change clubs because I no longer felt important. I knew that stronger players than me had arrived and I couldn’t wait on someone to get injured or feel fatigued”.
He continued, “On the other hand, I would have liked to have stayed because the president offered me a contract for an additional 3-4 years, which was tempting”.
Pastore is widely considered one of Roma’s biggest flops in their recent history as the Argentine cost the club €24.7 million and is one of the biggest earners in the team.