The first season at Paris Saint-Germain for Lionel Messi has been up and down, so the 2021-22 year is coming to an end. Many are reflecting on his past season and looking ahead to 2022-23 and what to expect from the 34-year-old.
During a segment on L’Équipe de Greg (via Canal Supporters), French football pundit Ludovic Obraniak wants to believe in a better season for the Argentine. Obraniak highlights the pride of a champion as to why he hopes to see a better Messi next season.
“I believe in the pride of the champion. I don’t think he can stay there. It’s impossible. And that will inevitably cause trouble when we compare him to Cristiano Ronaldo, who exported him much better.
“He almost has to. He is supposed to be the best player of all time; it depends on the generations. You can’t stay on a bitter failure, especially at PSG.”
This summer, Messi won’t be uprooting himself or his family after failed contract extension talks. Furthermore, he understands what to expect now playing in Ligue 1 and what is needed to improve playing in French football.
Messi hasn’t been bad, but the goal-scoring many expect from the former FC Barcelona star hasn’t translated, but he has provided some assists this season. However, should Kylian Mbappé, PSG will want to see the 34-year-old increase his goal total next year.