Former PSG player Jerome Rothen has ripped into Lionel Messi after PSG lost to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.
The player claimed that the Argentinian forward was simply not invested enough in the club and was not giving his full effort in helping the team succeed.
“The joke is that we saw his matches in Qatar, I saw his movements, how he invested himself,” the former France and PSG winger fumed on RMC Sport.
“And I don’t mind that, considering it’s the national team jersey, a separate thing, but hey, respect the club in the capital a little, the one which allows you to maintain a status and salary.
“Only PSG could give him all of that and, obviously, PSG fell at his feet because they thought Messi was going to help us win [the Champions League]. But he doesn’t win us anything!”
In all honest opinion, Jerome Rothen does have a point. The Argentinian is being paid massive wages that could be used to strengthen the squad as well as their bench strength.
Why did Lionel Messi come to PSG?
When he was first unveiled as a PSG player in 2021, Lionel Messi said: “My dream is to win the Champions League once more and I think Paris is the best place to do so.”
However, after spending two years with the club, it seems as though the club has only gone further away from winning than Champions League.