Even as Lionel Messi is on the backend of his career, Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier believes that the Argentine forward has what it takes to once again be the best player in the world.
Speaking after PSG’s 2-1 Ligue 1 home win over OGC Nice (via L’Equipe), Galtier laid out a case as to why Messi can once again be the top talent in the sport.
“I have an incredible pleasure to see him every morning,” Galtier said. “I also have a real pleasure to work with him. He is in his right mind, very happy every day in training. He is obviously very altruistic and generous with his partners. But he also always used to score a lot of goals.
“Last season was complicated for him. He had clear extenuating circumstances. He is back to scoring, he is again decisive. Can he become the best player in the world again? Yes. He is in incredible shape. … He is well-prepared. Every day, he has a relationship with his partners in training that leads me to believe that he is happy and therefore performing well. This allows him to get back to the standards that he was at, not in previous seasons, but throughout his career.”
Messi shined for PSG in its league clash against OGC Nice. He opened the scoring in the contest with a free-kick goal during the first half, and he also won seven ground duels during his time on the pitch. Overall, the veteran forward has now scored at least one goal in his last five matches in all competitions with both PSG and the Argentina national team.
For now, PSG is set to return to Champions League group stage play up next with an away clash against Benfica on Wednesday