Lionel Messi Reveals Challenges of Adapting to PSG Following Barcelona Exit

Lionel Messi didn’t look like his usual self as the 35-year-old struggled to find the back of the net in the 2021-22 football season, his first year at Paris Saint-Germain. 

After a challenging campaign last season, many believed that the best years considering the lack of goal production. However, Messi is out to prove that anyone who doubts his capabilities is wrong. 

In an interview with ESPN Argentina, Messi spoke about the transition process he endured last year when leaving FC Barcelona for the French capital. 

“Children are the ones who have adapted best,” Messi said. “It was the thing that worried us the most, and it was the easiest thing of all… For them, starting school, making new friends it was very normal, very simple. We have suffered a lot for this. 

“I remember leaving them at school and leaving crying, suffering for them. The truth is that we took the lead for nothing. In Barcelona, we had made our life. It’s not easy to arrive in a new place with a different language. We thought they were going to have a bad time and none of that.”

Messi scored eight goals while recording eight assists in 13 appearances for the French giants this season, including an amazing goal in the 1-1 draw against Benfica on Wednesday at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

After a year of adapting to a new city and league, Messi has figured out the situation and is heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup in good form, attempting to win the one trophy that has long eluded him. 

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