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'I'm Disappointed In Messi'

'I'm Disappointed In Lionel Messi'

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by Kurt Buckerfield

Nov 26, 2021 07:28 PM

Tags: Lionel Messi Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has come in for yet more harsh criticism following his performance against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League this week.

'Signing Messi Was A Mistake'

The Argentine has been criticised by several pundits and former players for his lack of running when he does not have the ball, which appeared to be highlighted by City's dominance in possession in their 2-1 win over PSG on Wednesday night.

Former Scottish footballer Ally McCoist, who these days works in football media, has now stated that it seems as if Messi has lost some of his desire to make things happen on the pitch.

"I'm a bit disappointed in Messi," he told talkSPORT.

"I thought about it a bit last night. I'm looking for more from him. He's brilliant on the ball, right. Even now at this stage in his career, I love him. I absolutely love him but I think he's lost a wee bit of desire to go and get the ball to do things.

"I think he's great if the ball comes to him and he makes himself available, but he's lost a wee bit to go and get it. There is no doubting their talent, but the bottom line is they don't work hard enough when they haven't got the ball.

"They do not work at all and I mention Messi, who is definitely one of the greatest players to ever grace this earth, I watched him specifically for 10-15 minutes and I don't think he did enough to get on the ball because he's a genius and I was wanting the wee fella to do more, whether it's drop short five or 10 yards, go and get the ball and make something happen."

Messi has made just 10 appearances for the French giants since his arrival in August, scoring only four goals.

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Rivaldo1
Nov 27, 2021 08:49 AM

You can't expect Messi to be the same Messi you knew...Veratti is one player that is missing in PSG squad at the moment...Messi still brilliant,with the ball,but we can't expect him to be the same off the ball,same as Ronaldo...

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