Lionel Messi is entering his second season with Paris Saint-Germain, and the 35-year-old is hoping he can find the scoring boots since last season; the Argentine had a challenging time putting the ball in the back of the net.
Newly appointed manager Christophe Galtier spoke to L’Equipe about what he noticed from Messi so far during his first training sessions since taking over the managerial role from Mauricio Pochettino.
The French tactician says that Messi so far is “totally invested,” which are accurate words to use considering he arrived earlier at the Camp des Lodges to prepare for the upcoming season.
“From what I can see in the last ten days, Leo Messi is a totally invested player,” Galtier said. “The rest, the whole planet knows what he is capable of doing.”
Messi appears to have the mindset of proving people wrong and showing that he still has the capabilities of a top player. Furthermore, the Argentine wants to prepare for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar and head into the tournament in good form.
If Messi is playing well at PSG to start the season, it will allow him to carry that form into the competition, likely his last chance to win the trophy that’s long eluded him.