Argentina’s Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) faced criticism for becoming a different player after the World Cup.
According to a report by the British media ‘Mirror’ on the 16th (Korean time), France’s highly authoritative media ‘L’Equipe’ sharply criticized the Paris Saint-Germain superstar duo Messi and Neymar.
Previously, Paris Saint-Germain lost 0-1 to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League held in Paris on the 15th.
With Kylian Mbappe missing, Messi and Neymar scrambled as a two-top. The two did not show any presence throughout the match.
According to the Mirror, Messi and Neymar were ranked 1st and 2nd as the players who lost the most balls in this game. Messi lost possession 18 times and Neymar 15 times. Mbappe came in as a replacement late, but it was not enough to turn the game around.
L’Equipe gave Messi and Neymar a rating of 3 points (out of 10).
‘Messi hasn’t been the same player since the beginning of the year,’ says L’Equipe, pointing out that he has changed since the World Cup.
In response, Mirror interpreted,토토사이트 “Messi worked excessively at the World Cup and this aftermath may have affected his performance at Paris Saint-Germain.”
‘Messi had little impact on the game with the ball until Mbappe came in,’ said Requip. Le Parisienne criticized ‘Messi couldn’t develop his game for 90 minutes’.
So was Neymar. ‘His movement with the ball was ineffective throughout the game,’ said L’Equipe. He kept losing the ball,’ he said, disappointed. Le Parisien set the day, saying, “I made a lot of mistakes during the game.”
Paris Saint-Germain thus met a huge reef in their Champions League conquest again.
In 2011, Paris Saint-Germain stood tall as the strongest club in France with the enormous capital of Qatar Sports Investment on its back. They spent tons of money buying superstars from all over Europe, but never won the Champions League. Messi was brought to win the Champions League, but he is on the verge of failure for two consecutive years.