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UEFA Champions League

United States' Timothy Weah thanks fans after first competitive Paris Saint-Germain goal

United States international Timothy Weah thanked the fans after scoring his first competitive goal for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat Monaco 4-0 to win the Trophee des Champions on Saturday.

Weah, the 18-year-old son of the legendary George Weah, struck after 67 minutes of the match, played in China, when he steered home a low cross from inside the area.

It was his second goal of PSG's preseason campaign, and in a message to fans afterwards he said: "Thank you to all of my French supporters, and especially the Parisiens.

"Sorry I cannot say thank each and every single one of you, but it is truly because of you that I wake up every morning happy to go to training and to give everything on the pitch.

"Me, I have dreams like everybody and, honestly, God is all-giving because, without him, I would not have had this fortune to play in France with a legendary team.

"Finally, I am very proud to be one of the young Parisiens, and I will continue to work especially hard for my team, as well as for you, the supporters. I love you all."

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said he was "really happy" with the win, adding: "I really liked what I saw this evening. It is a deserved result.

"The fans? They were fantastic. You see that the people here really love our team, our players. There is a lot of talent at PSG, big stars ... they like the way we play, and this has been a really successful tour."

Last month, Weah -- expected to feature more heavily for PSG under Tuchel -- said his ambition was "eventually becoming the greatest talent to come out of the United States and New York, being a starter and playing for my country."

He added: "I have done a lot to get here. I have faced a lot of people who said that I would always be in my father's shadow. I just take that and I use that as a boost because, as much as I love my father, I am trying to make a name for myself."


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