Messi Draws a Unique Comparison Between La Liga and Ligue 1

Lionel Messi has now had a good sample size of games played in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine forward has so far featured in three league matches this season, although he has yet to score a mere goal.

The new PSG star so far is seeing stark differences between the approaches in both La Liga and Ligue 1, which the forward explained further to France Football.

“I haven’t been here for very long,” Messi said. “I haven’t played a lot so it’s hard to draw conclusions. But at first glance it’s a league that a lot more physical than La Liga.

“Here, the teams seem stronger and the matches are very contested, with few spaces. Most players are very strong. But it’s still a bit early to give my full opinion of Ligue 1, because it’s one thing watching the games, but another being out there on the pitch.”

While Messi is yet to have a standout showing in league play over the ongoing campaign, there is much expectation for him to put out for such performances following the October international break. PSG is set for key clashes against the likes of Olympique de Marseille and Lille OSC after this international break. Messi could look to build momentum at this point in the campaign with key showings in these such fixtures for the Ligue 1 giants.

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