How PSG’s Galtier Reacted to Lionel Messi Being Booed by Supporters

Paris Saint-Germain has lost two straight home matches after falling 1-0 to Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday at the Parc des Princes.

The capital club came out flat from the FIFA international break as they could not score one goal. However, before the frustrating result, PSG supporters showed their displeasure with Messi as they booed the Argentine. Manager Christophe Galtier addressed the heckling that Messi received. 

“I find them hard,” Galtier told reporters (h/t Canal Supporters). “We are waiting for Leo and Kylian [Mbappe] to unblock the situations. Leo is our animator, who tries a lot, so there is a waste. It takes around him an excess of functions, like around Kylian. 

“He tried, he succeeded in certain things, mismatches, he missed technical relations when there was density around him. He gives a lot; he was a passer and a scorer in 2023. It is also up to others, to his partners to have the overflow of function.”

Messi’s contract with the French giants expires in June and as of now, there’s plenty of speculation regarding whether the 35-year-old will extend his contract. Nonetheless, with the disconnect with the supporters, it’s hard to envision him remaining. 

FC Barcelona continues to be in the mix to bring back the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner, but the finances could play a significant role again in keeping these two parties apart. 

Meanwhile, Inter Miami remains an option. Still, the veteran reportedly wants to stay in Europe, but if the prospects aren’t there, perhaps heading to MLS and South Florida could be a reality. 

These next couple of months should be fascinating heading into his free agency. 

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