UCL: Messi makes PSG weaker – Owen

These were the words of former England international Michael Owen after PSG failed to win their first match in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

PSG, which is one of the most star-studded teams in Europe, is home to Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, and Sergio Ramos.

However, they were held to a 1-1 draw by the Belgian side, Club Bruges on Wednesday night in a game many had anticipated to be an easy win for the French side.

Messi made his first start in PSG’s opening Champions League group game against Club Bruges in a front three with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, but none of them were able to find the net as the French side were saved by a goal from Herrera.

Owen, in his statement, stressed that the addition of Messi to PSG makes the team weaker as he stated English clubs are much more substantial.

Owen told BT Sport on Wednesday: ‘As much as we drool over them, this PSG team with those forwards, they’re all phenomenal players in their own right. 

‘But three together makes it weaker for me and I don’t really understand why they’re one of the favourites for it (the Champions League). I think the English teams (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Man United) are far, far superior.’

Recall that Messi joined PSG in the summer from Spanish club, Barcelona.

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