Lionel Messi is not yet the outstanding player at Paris Saint-Germain that he has portrayed at FC Barcelona for years. The Argentinian is getting better and better, especially in interaction with Kylian Mbappe, and progressing against Real Madrid in the Champions League would also be a first major prestige success in his time in France.
The contract is initially set up until 2023, with an option to extend the stay by another year. It doesn’t stop some of the media from philosophizing in the context of speculative reporting about whether Messi might not be drawn spectacularly back to Barcelona, or whether he might not want to start his footballing retirement at Inter Miami quite soon. The French daily newspaper The Parisian cleans up with these messages on Tuesday. Accordingly, it is clear to Messi that he wants to fulfill his contract with PSG.
Anger about supercritical media
However, there is probably one topic that worries the seven-time world footballer. According to the report, Messi is annoyed by the constant criticism leveled at his performances in the French press. It was even a topic of conversation in the PSG dressing room, it is said. The 34-year-old believes that the criticism is only sparked by his celebrity, but that the relevant media representatives sometimes actually want to attack those responsible. Most recently, the media had dissected Messi’s performance against Real in parts, the superstar had missed a penalty.