Two former PSG players, Jimmy Algerino and Alain Giresse, have spoken out about the whistles against Messi and the rest of the players in the last match of the Parisian team.
PSG’s defeat against Madrid
The defeat of Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabéu continues to echo almost a week after the game. Last weekend, in the league match that the Parisian team played in the Parc des Princes, all the players except Mbappé were whistled when they were named over the loudspeaker. The umpteenth failure of Qatar’s megaproject in the Champions League has caused more frustration than ever in the entire club environment , and the fans want responsibilities to be cleared up. There have been many former PSG players and coaches who have spoken about the situation the team is experiencing and the defeat against Real Madrid. One of them has been Jimmy Algerino. The former right-winger has spoken in a statement to Le Parisien about the whistles that Leo Messi received along with his teammates this weekend.
Whistle against Messi?
“Yes, we can whistle at Messi. Especially at a time when, after Wednesday’s game, there was still a lot of disappointment. In this context, the fact of trying to get rid of the frustration, of finding those responsible, does not mean a problem in the sense that these stars, the ones we expect the most, are also the best received and the most applauded when we welcome them”, he explained, justifying the behavior of the fans. However, he does not believe that Messi should be the most criticized. “The only thing is that it’s still a group and that it’s the whole team that couldn’t respond to Madrid’s comeback at the end of the game. Everyone is responsible. Messi doesn’t deserve these whistles more than Danilo or Marquinhos. But it’s an accumulation of frustrations linked to the fact that he is the best player in the world . If the whole season had had real consistency, I don’t think it would have happened like that”, he concluded.