Maxwell: PSG players have same ambition as owners

The Brazilian, who arrived at Parc des Princes in 2012, is delighted to be one of the pillars of the club's project and believes their hard work is starting to pay dividends
Maxwell says Paris Saint-Germain's players are just as determined as their employers to transform the club into a European superpower.

Since becoming the Ligue 1 outfit's sole shareholder in 2012, the Qatar Investment Authority has funded a sustained spending spree that has seen world-class talents such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva arrive at the Parc des Princes.

With PSG currently on the verge of reaching the Champions League for the second successive season, Maxwell is proud of the progress the French champions are making and feels that the capital club are only going to get better.

"I love the idea to be one of the first to have been a part of the club's transformation, to have seen us grow on all levels," the Brazilian, who joined from Barcelona in 2012, told Sambafoot. "It's a very rewarding experience on a personal and professional level. The whole organization of the club from the simplest to most complex level.

"The meals served, the official clothes, the preparation of journeys to training. All the long-term work is really bearing fruit. Currently all the PSG players have the same ambition as the owners."

PSG will take a 4-0 lead into the second leg of its Champions League last 16 tie against Bayer Leverkusen at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.