After the Parisian team fell 2-0 in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, Jérôme Rothen was very critical of Lionel Messi and said: “In the games that matter, he disappears completely.”
hours after the removal of the Paris Saint Germain for the round of 16 of the Champions League against Bayern Munichthe former player of the Parisian team Jérôme Rothen pointed against Lionel Messi, a figure of the squad, and assured that “in important games it disappears”.
“We don’t want Messi. He doesn’t want to invest in this club! I saw his statement where he said ‘I’m fine, acclimated’ but what are you acclimated to? Why did you score 18 goals or 16 assists this year against Angers and Clermont? But in the games that matter it disappears completely. Which is a joke, because we have seen their matches in the World Cup“, said Rothen who played for PSG between 2004 and 2009.
On the other hand, he highlighted the good salary that the Argentine star is paid in Paris: “Only PSG could give him this salary and of course, the club fell on both feet because they thought that Messi was going to make us win. But he doesn’t, he won’t win us anything.”
In this sense, he highlighted that “last year against real Madrid they all fell on Donnarumma, but he did nothing else”, in relation to the failure in the previous edition of the Champions League when The PSG goalkeeper was blamed for the defeat but Messi was not targeted.
Rothen demanded a better performance from one of the best playing teams in the world: “They made a good team in Ligue 1 but certainly not in the Champions League. Of course he has a good foot and an eye, and he will continue to have them at 50. But it’s not fit for the top level with that frame of mind“, held.
Regarding the continuity of the Rosario, Rothen declared without laps: “If tomorrow I find out that his contract is extended, I will no longer go to the Parque de los Príncipes”adding that players like Messi “are real problems for PSG” since “blocks hiring because the payroll is huge because of these players“, closed the ex-footballer.
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