Lozano: Barcelona wanted to sign me this summer

Messi has changed since taking over as Barcelona captain - president

On the Champions League clash he added, "For me, it is very special to be here".

PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur are the other three clubs in Group B, where Barcelona will be expected to come out on top.

The Mexico worldwide impressed at the World Cup earlier this year, scoring the victor against Germany, which led to speculation that he was being watched by a number of Europe's biggest sides.

At the pre-match press conference, the midfielder also spoke on the Andres Iniesta comparisons, believing he has a long way to go until he deserves to be compared to the legendary Barcelona playmaker. He'll see the options that come.

"I still wanted to stay with PSV, but in the future, I hope that I can play here for this attractive, big club".

Lozano earned his nickname "Chucky" for his habit of jumping out of hiding places to scare teammates on road trips.

Ter Stegen was one of Barcelona's best players last season and displayed his exploits in between the sticks.

Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba

He said, "Yes, Barcelona certainly was interested in me this summer". [Lionel] Messi has always been a great player and he is fearsome.

Van Bommel wants the Dutch league leaders to stay professional as they begin the Champions League season facing the player he called the best in the world.

"We don't want to lose him, even if there was an offer for him of 40 or 50 million", the former Dutch worldwide was quoted as saying. "We're working on it in training sessions".

"It's the most important game of my career thus far".

"Messi, like all of us, is really motivated to win big things [this season] and the Champions League is one of them".

"It will be a dream come true for me when I grace the pitch at the Camp Nou. I dream of one day playing at Barça, but for now I think only of PSV".

"I don't care who gets his shirt after the game", he said.

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