After 17 successful seasons at Barcelona, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has failed to make any significant impact for the Parisienne club. He has only scored 2 goals in 14 Ligue 1 games, and has only scored 7 goals in 20 appearances across all competitions this season.
In terms of the same, Rothen believes the Argentinian remains a Barcelona player after spending a significant part of his career there. Talking to MarcaRothen says:
“Messi won’t leave his mark at Paris Saint-Germain. He’s the boy of another club, Barcelona, it’s his life, and so is the city. Messi comes to Barcelona when there are moments of change. The day off. He’s passing; nobody expected him at PSG, not even himself to be here in Paris.”
“He signed a two-year contract at the age of 34, and is undoubtedly the best player in history, but he doesn’t have the legs of the former; he cannot repeat the efforts as he did. done before.”
Rothen also spoke about the Argentinian having problems adjusting to a new club and new teammates, saying:
“Besides, on top of that, he doesn’t have the same team or the same teammates that he was with for many years in Catalonia. You have to feel good at a club, and now at PSG, there are a lot of them. problem (of) adapting to his current teammates.”
“I don’t think he will make the same mark as Ibrahimovic” – Jerome Rothen on Lionel Messi’s impact at PSG
Jerome Rothen also said that Lionel Messi might not have left as much of an impact at PSG as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and others did. Rothen elaborated on the matter:
“I don’t think he will make the mark like Ibrahimovic did in the past. Although PSG’s history is shorter, you never know. There have been great players like Rai (Rai Souza Vieira de Oliveira) and Luis Fernandez over the years, and right now you can’t put Messi in the same bracket as those.”
Ibrahimovic spent four years at the club, scoring an incredible 156 goals in just 180 appearances across all competitions.
There have been many cases of the best players moving to a new league and having difficulty staying active. However, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s performance for the Parisienne club so far has highlighted that fact even more.
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However, the Ligue 1 giants will be hoping that Lionel Messi returns to form soon. They accept Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday.
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