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Hatem Ben Arfa’s PSG unveiling conference: The Highlights

Speaking to reporters this afternoon, PSG’s new signing Hatem Ben Arfa announced his intentions for this new project and adventure.

On the other clubs that were after him:

To be honest the rumour about Barcelona was true, not the Atletico Madrid one, for Sevilla, it was also true. It is true that I was close to signing for Sevilla. At the last moment, I had discussions with PSG representatives and they told me that if I wanted to win the Champions League, I should go to PSG. I thought about it and I decided to come. It was the football project that provided me with all the answers I needed.

On his journey:

I certainly went through things. I am only happy, a year ago I was unemployed and now I find myself at one of the best clubs in the world. I am savouring this even if the road is still long.


It is true that by coming to Paris, I have the chance to go yet another step up. I am proud to be here. It is up to me to work to raise my game in order to progress. I am lucky to be here at the age of 29.

On being compared to Zlatan: 

I hope to bring what I do the best, to make people feel. People have complimented me in that regard. I will try to do that at the Parc des Princes… With Zlatan we do not have the same qualities. I will try to bring something different.


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