Football: PSG's Krychowiak eyes Champions League glory

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Poland international midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak said on Friday he had moved to Paris Saint-Germain to power the French giant to an elusive first Champions League trophy.

The Qatar-backed club dominates at home, having won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles, but has never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of Europe's elite competition.

"PSG is one of the biggest clubs in Europe," said Krychowiak, who was in Los Angeles with his new team-mates for the pre-season International Champions Cup (ICC).

"Coming here gives you the opportunity not only to play in the Champions League but also the opportunity to win it. And that motivates the player, makes you want to come here and be part of that adventure."

The 26-year-old won back-to-back Europa League titles with Sevilla before signing for PSG on a five-year deal earlier in July for a reported €26 million (S$38.93 million).

Krychowiak, who started his career at Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, links up again with former Sevilla coach Unai Emery, now at the helm of PSG.

"Every year PSG is progressing, evolving and getting better, and I try to do the same in my career," said the midfielder, who was part of Poland's Euro 2016 squad eliminated in the quarter-finals by Portugal.

"I went to Sevilla to become a better player. That was the aim for me going there, and in coming back to play for PSG - one of the best teams in the world."