Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, for the first time, responded to suggestions that he made the wrong decision by signing for Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
The name of Argentine international Messi, of course, took center stage in the media during the final weeks of the transfer period.
This came when the 34-year-old was forced to close the legendary chapter of his career at Barcelona, in search of a new club.
Just hours after it was suggested that Messi was about to put pen to paper on a new contract at the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana issued a statement, confirming the departure of their best player in history:
LAST NEWS | Lion #Messi will not continue with FC Barcelona
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 5, 2021
The widespread talk followed immediately in the media, amid massive speculation about where Messi, a free agent for the first time in his career, was going to end up next.
Yet when all was said and done, even though players like Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United were inclined as possible landing spots, it came as no surprise when the six-time Ballon d’Or winner opted to bring his talents to France, with Paris Saint-Germain:
A new 💎 in Paris!
PSGxMESSI ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/scrp1su9a6
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 10, 2021
‘It is not an error’
Messi’s season in Paris, in total, has proven to be a mixed bag.
So far, the veteran has made five appearances (four starts) between Ligue 1 and the Champions League, scoring a solo goal in the process.
And what a goal it turned out, the second in PSG’s 2-0 loss to Premier League champions Manchester City, good enough for the Champions League Goal of the Round last time out:
– UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 30, 2021
Even though the Argentine is still in the thick of his adaptation period at the Parc des Princes, however, fans, unsurprisingly, have not been shy about highlighting Messi’s reduced production rate up to this point. period (a testament to his almost ridiculous consistency in his professional career).
In turn, as Messi has also not been shy about making his frustration with Mauricio Pochettino clear at the end of last month, it came as no surprise that the 34-year-old was drawn this week by his current mindset in Paris.
During an exclusive interview with France Football, Messi was drawn to suggestions that he may already be regretting his decision to link up with PSG.
The iconic attacker, however, was quick to ensure that:
“I was not wrong when signing for PSG.”
Messi: I was not wrong when signing for PSG https://t.co/kmkMsKc7rE
– SPORT Nederlands (@Sport_EN) October 7, 2021
France Football’s in-depth interview will be published this weekend.
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