Lionel Messi (35) will no doubt remember his first year at Paris Saint-Germain. Between a forced departure from FC Barcelona, a complicated adaptation, covid-19, half-mast performances and the whistles of the Parc des Princes, the Argentine had never been so annoyed. This season the situation is different. The World Cup effect was undoubtedly there, but the Parisian number 30 has taken shape again.
More mobile, more involved, Messi already has 4 goals and 7 assists in 9 games, in all competitions. A rediscovered bite from which Paris benefits. Which raise questions about his future. Yesterday Messi was announced as one of Luis Campos’ priorities in the construction site. While a departure in 2023 didn’t seem to be in doubt, will Messi review his position?
Messi calmed Neymar and Mbappé
The group reports this morning that the main player has lost two supporters in the locker room: Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes. Two starts that the player regretted. What to tip the balance? Messi doesn’t want to talk about his future now, let alone before the start of the World Cup in Qatar. While waiting to find out more about this topic, the newspaper also tells us that Messi has a role in MNM. Since the start of the season, the friction between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar has made headlines in the press, although so far this has had no impact on PSG’s performance. And maybe it’s thanks to Messi.
The Argentine accepted Mbappé’s number 1 shooter status without hesitation. And when the French and the Brazilian had a strong explanation, the Pulga was there to reassure them. Very discreet in the Parisian locker room, Messi nevertheless tried to approach the positions of his two partners, explaining to them that the MNM had nothing to gain with this conflict situation. Having formed the MSN with Neymar and Luis Suarez, the Argentine knows better than anyone the ingredients needed to form a powerful, strong-headed trio. And so far, his advice seems to be working.
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