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Messi slammed over PSG 3-1 loss to Real Madrid

Lionel Messi

Former Paris Saint-Germain winger, Jerome Rothen, has criticised the display by Lionel Messi in the club’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid.

The game which was a Champions League second leg knock out encounter saw Mbappe opening the scoring before Karim Benzema netted a hat-trick to send PSG packing form the tournament.

Reacting, Rothen stated that he was ashamed of Messi’s display in the game.

He said on Rothen s’enflamme: “I’m ashamed to talk about Messi like that, but it’s the reality! Yesterday he walked on the pitch. He made an effort from 10 meters! Modric put it in his pocket!”

He added, “The other – it annoys me so much to mention his name – he lost all his balls! Since he’s been there, it’s been a mess!

“He has played less than 50% of PSG matches, and when he’s here, we’re going to find excuses for him by saying that he was coming back from an injury? No, there’s no time; it was last night that you had to be there.”

Since moving from Barcelona to PSG, Messi has failed to put on the display he was known for while at the Camp Nou in Spain.

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