Italian midfielder, Marco Verratti has revealed that he is flattered by Pep Guardiola's comments about 'being in love with him.' The Paris Saint-Germain player revealed this after helping his country secure third-place in the UEFA Nations League tournament, with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Belgium on Sunday.
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder caught the eye of Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola during the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League group stage encounter. Marco Verratti was instrumental in running the midfield as Mauricio Pochettino's men orchestrated a deserving 2-0 victory away at the Etihad Stadium.
After that match in September, former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola was raving about the 28-year-old. However, Verratti has revealed that though he appreciates the high praises from Guardiola, he would prefer to play his whole career with Paris Saint-Germain.
Verratti, who led Italy to Euro 2020 victory and has also been praised by Lionel Messi, also said that: "These are certainly words that please me. He is a person who understands football, who is good for football and one of those who gives us pleasure with football. So, yes, I am happy. I have a little time left. What I do know is that I will always stay here."