The news about the future of Lionel Messi became one of the most attention-grabbing things in the summer of 2021, after canceling his contract extension with Barcelona, he unexpectedly chose to try his luck in Ligue 1 and join Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi was recruited on a free transfer and has signed a contract until 2023.
The Argentine player is immediately faced with high expectations in the 2021/22 season, especially if you look at his achievements with Barca, unfortunately his first season at PSG did not go smoothly, even though he won the Ligue 1 title, Messi was absent several times due to injury and could only score 11 goals. .
This of course made Messi get a lot of criticism, but PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi still believes in the ability of the player and insists that La Pulga will perform optimally in the upcoming 2022/23 season.
“There is no doubt about Lionel Messi, he has won the Ballon d’Or seven times, last season was not his best season,” Al Khelaifi said as reported by the Daily Mail.
“But after more than 20 years at Barcelona, he was in a new country, a new city, a new league competition, as well as strengthening a new team. He was also faced with a different culture, as was his family. Messi was also injured and then exposed. COVID-19,” he added.
“The 2021/22 season is not an easy season for Messi, but next season, we will all see the best version of Lionel Messi,” explained the 48-year-old man.
It’s worth waiting for Lionel Messi’s second season at the Parc des Princes, especially when they are also rumored to be playing under the new coach, Christophe Galtier.