Lionel Messi left Barcelona to settle with PSG in the last transfer window, without being a deal in the plans of both parties. However, after the first season, the president of Paris Saint-Germain makes a bold projection.
That’s because Nasser Al Khelaif is looking forward to Messi’s second season at PSG. The president therefore expects a considerable improvement from the player. Once in his first year in the Paris team he scored just six goals in 27 duels played for Paris Saint-Germain.
“PSG hope to see the best version of Messi ever”said the president of PSG, according to the “The Mirror”.
The presence of Lionel Messi did not influence the Paris team in the Champions League at all in its beginnings at the club. In addition, he still missed a penalty in the first leg of the round of 16 of the European tournament against Real Madrid, and the Parisian team suffered a hard comeback that generated a lot of dissatisfaction in France.
Messi numbers for PSG
Messi’s numbers are terrible compared to other seasons with the Barcelona shirt.
However, despite scoring just 6 goals, Messi has provided 14 assists to his teammates at PSG. At the club, only Kylyan Mbappé has contributed more goal passes in Ligue 1.
Messi, seven times elected the best player in the world, did not manage to impose football in the Parc des Princes that came close to that presented at Camp Nou.
In all, Messi scored 11 goals in 34 games for Paris Saint-Germain, in all competitions. While in his last season at Barça, he scored 38 goals; factor that leaves him dissatisfied with the team, in addition to the fact that he has not been able to feel settled in Paris.
In the final stretch of the season, Messi and Mbappé showed glimpses that they were getting along well on the pitch, and exchanging passes with each other.
After the end of the season, Mbappé renewed with PSG until 2025. However, we will have the Argentine striker and the Frenchman together for another year. While Neymar still has an uncertain future in the team with the president wanting to sell him.