MICHAEL ADUBATO - Friday, June 22, 2018
Paris St Germain and US international Tim Weah is already looking forward to the new season after the Nats played the French team, currently in Russia, earlier this month.
"We did fairly well playing a team that could most likely win the World Cup," the son of the immortal Liberian striker, George Weah, told Yanks Abroad. "We got half of the job done but we didn't get the win. We came away with a result and that's what we wanted to do. It's something to build on looking into the future."
And the future is exactly what the New York City born striker is looking forward to as he is anxious to re-join his teammates in Paris.
"I'm super comfortable there (at PSG)," he continued. "I love it there. They've treated me like family ever since I came there in 2014. They've been like family to me."
Weah, who broke into the first team a week after his 18th birthday this past March, is hungry for more.
"It feels great (to play with the senior team). I'm with them every training session and am learning from the best like Kylian (Mbappe), Neymar and (Edinson) Cavani. I talk to Cavani a lot and he says to just keep your head on your shoulders; just play your game. Being so young, he tells me just be comfortable and do your thing. So, I'm just taking it day by day and working hard and staying humble as I wait for my chance."
With PSG having another brilliant season their last campaign, the trophy case must be full by now but young Weah and his team have more goals in mind.
"I think our aim is the Champions League and getting that down pat. We're looking to accomplish winning the league again, winning the Cup of France and winning the League Cup. Just the usual. And we'd like to add the Champions League to our list!"
The man who steered PSG to the treble last year and gave the American youngster his first taste of top flight football, Unai Emery has since left the Parisians and joined English Premier League side, Arsenal. With new management, Weah hopes that he figures in new coach, Thomas Tuchel's plans.
"I'm not sure at all (about the new coach). When I get back I guess I'll find out. But I know that I'll be doing the pre-season with them, so I'll just see from there; see the coach and see if I'm in his plans."
If there are no immediate plans to integrate him into the first team where he'll get adequate playing time, going out on loan could be an option.
"I think that's something I'd have to discuss with my parents and lawyer and stuff like that, but I don't think so (that I'd go out on loan)."
"I want to stay (with PSG) the rest of my life if I could. Yeah, I love it there and I don't plan on leaving any time soon."
After a summer of training and waiting for several of his teammates to come back from the World Cup, Weah and PSG will play a few friendlies against Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid before the new season gets underway. Liberian President George Weah's son will be hoping to play a big part.