Lionel Messi is not really getting into gear at PSG.
Now he even makes negative headlines when he is substituted - coach Pochettino criticizes the superstar.
Paris - has Lionel Messi * already lost interest?
The Argentine is now lacing up his football boots for Paris Saint-Germain *.
Since moving from Barcelona to the French capital, he has been part of the PSG star ensemble.
But the new jersey weighs heavier so far than was expected.
In the prestige duel against Olympique Lyon *, the Argentine superstar caused a stir.
Not on, but next to the square.
Messi looked visibly dissatisfied with his substitution and glared at the coach - but Pochettino countered it with clear words.
PSG: Confusion about Messi substitution - Pochettino with a clear announcement
The multiple world footballer was replaced after a mixed performance in the middle of the second half.
Achraf Hakimi should bring new wind for the final offensive of the still unbeaten front runner.
When leaving the field, the displeasure of the 34-year-old came to light.
He even seemed to refuse to shake hands with Mauricio Pochettino.
At the press conference following the game, the coach commented on this scene.
"We are here to make decisions. Whether the people like it or not", the Argentine made it clear and added that he would always act in the interests of the entire team. "Sometimes the decisions have positive consequences, sometimes not", so Pochettino.
PSG: Pochettino took Messi off the field early - a decision with consequences
Replacing Lionel Messi early on always causes a stir.
In this case, the decision bore fruit.
Despite the energetic performance of the men from Lyon, PSG prevailed in the end.
Mauro Icardi nodded the ball in the third minute of stoppage time after precise preparatory work by Kylian Mbappe * for the 2-1 winning goal and caused the Prinzenpark to shake.
The compatriot of "La Pulga" scored his third goal of the current season. Messi, on the other hand, could not reward himself with his first goal in the latest appearance in the dress of the Parisians. A free kick to the crossbar was the highest of emotions. The starting squad will travel to FC Metz on Wednesday. It remains to be seen whether the trainer's gentle ruffle will have any effect.
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