Monday 25 April 2022

Pochettino: PSG Fans Booing Messi Is 'Unbelievable'


The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was targeted by a section of supporters once again at Parc des Princes at the weekend

Mauricio Pochettino says it is "unbelievable" that some Paris Saint-Germain fans continued to boo Lionel Messi after his star turn against Lens on Saturday, which helped the club clinch their 10th Ligue 1 title.

Messi has endured a frustrating debut campaign at PSG, having joined the club on a free transfer following his surprise departure from Barcelona last summer. 

The 34-year-old's output in the final third has dropped considerably and he was unable to inspire the team beyond the round of 16 in the Champions League, with supporters singling him out for blame alongside Neymar.

Messi's underwhelming 2021-22

Messi scored 38 goals across all competitions in his final season at Barcelona, but has only managed nine so far in 2021-22.

Only four of those have been recorded in Ligue 1, with PSG relying more on
Kylian Mbappe as their main source of goals as the Frenchman has netted 33 in 42 appearances.

Messi has however also provided 13 assists, and after adding Ligue 1 to his trophy collection he is now just four pieces of silverware behind former Barca team-mate Dani Alves' all-time record of 43


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