Lionel Messi has faced a lot of criticism since moving to Paris last year, much to the annoyance of his teammate.
What did the Brazilian say about Lionel Messi?
PSG player Neymar has lashed out at critics of the Argentinian’s team-mate after the team’s 4-0 win against Nantes in the Trophee des Champions. Lionel Messi was a key figure in the French Champions’ first trophy win of the season, scoring the opening goal in a victory against last season’s winners Coupe de France. Neymar and Lionel received a lot of criticism last season as they and Paris Saint-Germain fell short of expectations, but they made the best possible start to the 2022-23 campaign.
The Brazilian footballer jumped to his colleague’s defense forward when asked if Sunday’s performance was the start of a new Lionel at Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian said he didn’t think so. Neymar thinks people talk too much. They don’t know what’s going on every day, what’s going on inside. According to Neymar, Leo, this is Leo. It’s still Leo, he doesn’t change. No, Messi continues to make a difference. Lionel Messi is adapting.
Obviously they hope everything goes well for the three of them, for him, for Leo, for Mbappe. The Brazilian says that if the three of them are fine, he is sure that it is good for the team. Neymar added that he was pleased, they had a very good match with the team. It is very important to start winning, this is a match that ends with a trophy. The star of Paris Saint-Germain, said that no matter what happens, they must win.
A little about the topic
Neymar and Lionel Messi were targeted by Paris Saint-Germain fans last season amid the team’s failure in the Champions League. They crashed on the last-16 stage after losing to eventual champions Real Madrid. Lionel has put up good numbers in European competition as a player five times in seven games, but his record of six goals in Ligue 1 has left many underwhelmed despite his 14 assists.
Much more is expected from the former Barcelona player this time as Paris Saint-Germain seeks more silverware under new manager Christophe Galtier. The Brazilian player, who scored two in Sunday’s win against Nantes, is also under pressure to make more of an impact in the final third after finishing the 2021-22 campaign with 13 goals and six assists in France’s top flight.