The French media does not hold back, harshly criticizes Messi

Although Paris Saint-Germain managed to win 2-1 with overturn at home against Lyon on Sunday, Lionel Messi has been criticized by local media for his reaction when Mauricio Pochettino decided to replace him 15 minutes before the end, when the result was still 1: 1.

Messi started alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for PSG for the second time in a row, but he was replaced by Achraf Hakimi in the second half.

Analyzing the former Barcelona captain’s game against Lyon, the big French media, Le Parisien, labeled the Argentine striker as “occasional”.

“His time in Paris will be more complicated than expected.” the newspaper continued.

“Messi is drying up. Bringing his head up and down, he walks and no longer affects the game.”

Despite playing only his first game at the Parc des Princes, Messi has already been at the center of criticism for his recent appearances with PSG.

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