The Spanish media "World Sports News" issued a document to support Messi: Nowadays, public opinion is more and more like to belittle football superstars, and fans are more and more inclined to belittle the most respected football legends. When Juventus lost in the Champions League and then lost the dominance of the Serie A championship, Cristiano Ronaldo was badly sprayed. Although Messi won the World Cup a few months ago, he is now facing a similar situation.
Although Messi’s recent record in the knockout stage of the Champions League is not good, he is still one of the most successful stars in the history of the Champions League. Of course, we can also admit that he was quite bad in the game against Bayern, but it doesn’t mean that everyone should belittle and disrespect Messi.
Why is it that just pointing the finger at Messi will make Dali miss a bigger vision? First, Messi has performed well this season. After a mediocre first season in Paris, Messi has returned to the peak under the guidance of Garti. Messi has contributed 13 goals and 12 assists to Paris Saint-Germain, averaging 3.4 dribbles and 2.5 key passes per game. It is undeniable that Messi has returned to his best in the 2022/23 season. In addition to his performance in the World Cup, his performance in the club is also surprisingly excellent. His data in all periods of attack are top-notch. His wonderful performance is as amazing as ever, and his decisive contribution makes him the biggest favorite of the Golden Globe Award.
Second, what is the problem with Greater Paris? The problem is in midfield! If Messi is so good, so are Neymar and Mbappé when they are healthy-then why is Paris Saint-Germain so mediocre? Why were they eliminated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League? Fabian Ruiz has shown countless times that he is one of the most disappointing signings of Barley. Messi and Mbappé both played in isolation, and the whole team played in pieces.
Third, Messi is in Paris Saint-Germain, just like Cristiano Ronaldo is in Juventus! Before Cristiano Ronaldo joined, it was a pity that Juve reached the Champions League finals twice in the past five seasons and lost to Barcelona and Real Madrid. Therefore, it sounds reasonable for Juve to think that by signing Cristiano Ronaldo, they can win the Champions League by themselves. However, the result obtained by Juve is similar to that of Paris now. The dilemma of Juve lies not in Cristiano Ronaldo, but in the fact that a club has made a serious mistake in team building, invested heavily in building a superstar and fantasized about winning the Champions League, which is doomed to failure!
Messi is also in the same situation in Paris Saint-Germain. When signing Messi, Greater Paris thought that the most powerful trident in the universe composed of Messi, Neymar and Mbappé would cover up these problems. The Galaxy battleship built by Real Madrid 20 years ago still can’t win the Champions League because football doesn’t work like this. Messi was singled out as a scapegoat, which is unfair. Renato Sanches and Fabian Ruiz are both talented players, but they are not the players that Barley needs to sign in 2022/23.