Lionel Messi has been among the top performers over the early run of the Christophe Galtier era at Paris Saint-Germain. Messi shined over PSG’s preseason friendly schedule, and he then went on to record four total goal contributions in the side’s opening two matches of the new season.
From PSG manager Christophe Galtier’s viewpoint, he has been surprised with his early impressions of coaching Messi. Speaking during a pre-match press conference ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 home fixture against Montpellier, Galtier touched on just what it has been like to be Messi’s manager.
“I can not be surprised because when you have such a record, such a number of matches, such trophies and such a performance, it is that you are a very great professional,” Galtier said. “He confirms it since July 4. Leo does all the training sessions, he is involved, he is smiling, he exchanges with his partners, he is an inspiration for our players and I enjoy every moment to see him on the field, to say hello to him every day because he represents the example to follow in his investment.
“He has won everything, he just misses the World Cup but at club level he has won everything. He has won individual awards but he is not satisfied, far from it. I think he is happy and when Leo smiles, the team smiles. He is loved and admired by his partners.”
For now, Messi sure will look to tally another goal contribution for PSG. He has notched at least one goal contribution in PSG’s previous four matches in all competitions dating back to last season.