League 1For French television, Thierry Henry watches with great interest the matches of Paris Saint-Germain. The former striker, assistant Roberto Martinez, and thus also an analyst, was not impressed with the role of Lionel Messi. The two still play together at FC Barcelona. “I wouldn’t say it’s sad, but an urgent solution must be found.”
“It’s quite isolated,” Henry told RMC Sport. “He’s on the ball a lot less than he should. I wouldn’t say he’s sad at PSG, but I have a problem with him being on the right. I prefer to see Leo central, then he can set the pace and control the game. A solution must be found soon to allow Messi, Neymar, Di Maria’s son and Kylian Mbappe to play better together. With these players at the front, the level should be much higher.”
In Paris Saint-Germain, the game is more focused on Mbappe. Messi doesn’t talk much, he talks with the ball and he doesn’t get it enough to be really important. Now it’s the Killian team.
Henry says Messi is still struggling to find his role within the team. “The last 10 years have been all about him. In Paris Saint-Germain the game is more focused on Mbappe. Messi doesn’t talk much, he talks with the ball and he doesn’t get it enough to be really important. Now it’s Kylian’s team, he’s the player when he has the ball. Every team can To have only one pawn to keep the game in the right rhythm, in PSG there is a lot.”
Mauricio Pochettino has chosen an attacking goalkeeper in recent weeks with Neymar on the left, Mbappe in the center and Messi on the right. It makes sense, but Henry sees it differently. “I don’t think Messi can make a difference from there. His influence in this way is very minimal for a player with his exceptional qualities.”
Messi, now 34, has three goals and no assists have been made for PSG after seven games (550 minutes). Earlier this month, Messi indicated in an interview with France Football that he still has to find his way around a bit. “Ligue 1 is more physical than La Liga. Almost all the players are very strong so I have to get used to that a little bit. But I am sure he will be fine and it will be better for us. With a player like Kylian, it is great to play together. He speaks Spanish fluently, so communication is also smooth.”
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