Salvatore, you're are working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic day-in, day-out. How is he settling in?
"I think everyone knows that he's a super player. But we're also finding out he's a great guy to have in the squad, who loves to have a laugh with everyone. I'm sure he will play a big role making Paris Saint-Germain's project bigger and bigger. With us, his teammates, he's settling in really well. It's absolutely essential to have players with his kind of experience, especially in view of the Champions League. He will help the squad in terms of the mentality."
A recent poll revealed that 85% of Ligue 1 players think Paris SG will finish as champions this season. What do you say to that?
"We all saw last season that this is a very difficult championship and that everyone always wants to beat Paris Saint-Germain. It will be very tough again, but winning Ligue 1 this season will be a priority for us and we will try and succeed. This season we are playing in four different competitions and we have to be 100% in each and every one of them to show how competitive we are."
Are you starting to feel the pressure, just a couple of days from the opening match of the season?
"When you play for a team like Paris, there's always going to be pressure. But you also have to know that there's no such thing as an easy victory. You have to fight each and every week to get a result. The club's project for the future is so ambitious that pressure is only normal. We start again at zero for each game. You know, to give you an example, it's great to have a Ferrari, but you also have to know how to drive it! (laughs)
On Saturday, it's Lorient that visit the Parc des Princes. How are you approaching this first game?
"We have a lot of things to prove. In our sport, there's no certainty, you never know what is going to happen, it's not an exact science. You have to be careful, you have to be focused. Lorient will coming looking for the win and it's a big game for them. But obviously we want to win to make the perfect start to the season. We are working, improving, little by little. We are working on our understanding and interplay and looking to develop that winning mentality."
In your opinion, who are PSG's biggest rivals for the title?
Each year there is a surprise team, but I honestly think Montpellier will be the team to beat, given they are the reigning champions. Marseille, Lyon and Lille will also be there. Marseille and Lyon, for example, aren't playing in the Champions League so they will be even more focused on the Ligue 1."
A few hours ago, the club officialised the signing of Lucas Rodriguez Moura Da Silva, who will join the squad in January. What can you tell us about your future teammate?
"He's a young Brazilian who is currently playing with his country at the Olympic Games. He is a very talented young player and PSG is preparing for the future which is a very good thing. That a player as highly-rated as him has chosen PSG, it means we are now considered a very, very big club, not only in France."
This year, you will make your Champions League debut...
"It won't be easy and we'll been drawn against the big guns right from the start. Getting out of the groups will be an achievement in itself. We have to try and do as well as possible because it's a competition which can help you progress very quickly. Keep growing and impose ourselves in Europe is what the club is looking to do. For me personally, it's very exciting to play in the Champions League, because it's a chance to play against the best."
Carlo Ancelotti has announced that Christophe Jallet will be the captain for this season. Is that the right choice in your mind?
"I'm not surprised because Christophe is a very good player and a pillar of the team. He is a very important player, he has a lot of charisma and is always ready to help the team. He is the perfect man for the job, even if other players in the squad are also considered leaders."
Finally, do you think Paris will be unbeatable in the coming weeks?
"No. We feel very strong, but there is no such thing as an unbeatable team... But I do think we're up for it this year..."