Sergi Roberto has leapt to the defence of Lionel Messi after the PSG fans jeered the Argentine star, and urged him to come back to Barcelona.
Following his performance in the club’s Champions League elimination by Bayern Munich last week, Lionel Messi received jeers from PSG supporters prior to their meeting with Rennes on Sunday.
Speaking to Gerard Romero after the Clasico victory, Roberto said: “With open arms, who is not going to be prepared for Messi’s return?”
“In the end, we don’t want to talk a lot because he, the president, the coach or whoever has to decide, but if it’s because of the players, we are waiting for him now.”
“You don’t understand that he is having a good season in Paris, scoring many goals, assisting… Because of the [Champions League] elimination they have taken issue with him. But he is a spectacular player and it’s bad that a player of this level is treated in this way. Here we are going to treat him very well if he comes.”
Sergi Roberto: "I hope Messi comes back. We are waiting for him. He does not deserve the treatment he receives in Paris", told @JijantesFC 🔵🔴 #FCB
"We are waiting for Leo, we want him at Barça". pic.twitter.com/aRl8uEkfAF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 20, 2023
With Lionel Messi not renewing his contract at PSG, there have been rumors going around the footballing space that the Argentinian forward could make a dream return to Barcelona.
There is the feeling around the Messi camp that Lionel Messi feels betrayed by the Barcelona president Joan Laporta for his departure from the club back in 2021. However, media reports state that Laporta called Messi to apologize on the incident. The club president wants to amend the relationship and facilitate any possibility of the return of one of the legends of Barcelona.