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‘When Lionel Messi played with Argentina he alone was the boss but in PSG there was no structure’: Thierry Henry

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Lionel Messi is broadly thought to be one of many biggest footballers of all time, however his spell at French membership Paris Saint-Germain was largely underwhelming since he joined the membership in 2021.

PSG’s enjoying model didn’t appear to be suited to Messi’s strengths and former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who additionally performed alongside the Argentine legend in Barcelona, has said that Messi couldn’t play his greatest soccer at PSG alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Messi netted 32 objectives in 75 appearances for PSG and received the Ligue 1 twice, however couldn’t win the UEFA Champions League.

Speaking to RMC Sport, Henry mentioned that Messi’s time at PSG was not underwhelming. “No, I’ll say why. I remind you when I arrived at the beginning [as a pundit], on Amazon, I said “For me to play in this team, it’s a headache”.

“I was talking about structure, organisation. How do you play with all three (Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe) at the same time?”

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“When he (Messi) played with the Argentina team, [there was] a structure. There are not three Messi’s, just him. You put him in a framework where he alone is the boss [and he will shine].”

Messi himself admitted that he and his household had hassle adapting after his transfer to Paris St Germain in 2021, and he mentioned the boos and jeers directed at him in the direction of the top of his stint was one thing workforce mates Kylian Mbappe and Neymar additionally endured.

“My stay in Paris started with a very difficult adaptation, much more than I expected, even though I had people I knew in the dressing room. It was difficult to adapt, the change, arriving late, not having a pre-season, adapting to the new club, the new way of playing, new teammates, the city…It wasn’t easy for me or for my family,” he advised BeIN Sports.

(With Reuters inputs)