Champions League: Messi blamed for PSG’s defeat to Bayern

Former Paris Saint-Germain star, Jerome Rothen, has blamed Lionel Messi for the team’s Champions League exit against Bayern Munich.

According to Rothen, Messi “disappears” in games.

Rothen believes that serious questions need to be asked of the South American’s commitment to the collective cause at Parc des Princes.

The former PSG star has told RMC Sport after seeing Christophe Galtier’s side suffer a 3-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern in the last-16 of this season’s Champions League: “Messi, we don’t want it! He doesn’t want to get involved in this club! He says he’s ‘acclimatised’ now, but what are you acclimatised to?! You scored 18 goals or 16 assists this year against Angers and Clermont? But in the matches that matter, you disappear!

“The joke is that we saw his matches at the World Cup, I saw his movements, how he invested himself. I don’t mind it, considering it’s the national team jersey, a separate thing, but hey, respect the club in the capital a little, which allows you to maintain a status and salary. Only PSG could give him that and, obviously, PSG fell at his feet because they thought Messi was going to make us win [the Champions League]. But he doesn’t win us anything!”

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