Recruited by PSG this summer, Hugo Ekitike (20) did not tiptoe to the capital. Comfortable in his crampons as in front of the dictaphone, the attacker on loan with a mandatory purchase option from Reims delivered his state of mind without filter in an interview with Le Parisien and published in this Friday’s edition.
“Danger has not entered my thinking, he says in particular. All those who positioned themselves were big clubs. I’m not afraid of anything, I want to discover the high level. PSG is the biggest club in France, but also in the world. As long as you are ambitious and know what you want, why proceed step by step? That’s how I thought. For me, you are not born great, you become it. »
“Rather than making complexes, I tell myself on the contrary that I am lucky to be in the right place and with the right players to progress. »
And Ekitike is not impressed by the idea of rubbing shoulders with players who have already taken on an extraordinary dimension. “But why should we live with inferiority complexes? They all have incredible careers, they are all great champions. But they started small too, they didn’t become big players overnight. There was a point in their career when they didn’t have a title. Me, I’m still there. So rather than making complexes, I tell myself on the contrary that I am lucky to be in the right place and with the right players to progress. »
The former Vejle striker may be able to show off his first progress during the Champions Trophy against Nantes on Sunday (8:00 p.m.).