Former Arsenal man Emmanuel Petit has wondered why Lionel Messi, a player who won the FIFA World Cup with Argentina a couple of months back, could be receiving the criticism he is getting at Paris Saint-Germain.
He said that the Argentine deserves better from the club’s fans who are calling for his head, adding that the former Barcelona ace is not the problem of the Parisians.
He also disagreed with those who said they are tired of Messi, especially former players of the club, who want the Argentine to leave as soon as possible.
“How can you criticise Messi? Do you think Messi is the problem at Paris St-Germain?’ Messi just won the World Cup with Argentina.
“How can you play with Messi if you don’t build the team around him? Insisting that the trio can play together if only the team is built around them.”
Messi is believed to have agreed to leave the club in the summer following some hostile behaviour against him by the club” supporters.
Things have gone from bad to worse ever since PSG crashed out of the Champions League with fans insisting their superstars are not committed to doing the job they were being paid for.