Messi Attacked by French Star for Missing a Decisive Penalty Against Real Madrid
Lionel Messi have come under huge criticism for missing a crucial penalty in their last match against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner missed a spot-kick as he saw Thibaut Courtois save his penalty, but the Parisians eventually won the tie courtesy of a late goal by Kylian Mbappe.
Now Messi has been on the receiving end for his performance in the game with French outlet L’Equipe giving him a 3/10 rating.
Although he played well during the encounter, by the standards of the 34-year-old, it was below par and former PSG star Jerome Rothen didn’t hold back on his criticism.
Rothen said via PSG Talk:
“It’s far from being a success, Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain. It’s a false good idea. He’s the best player, perhaps, all generations combined that football has known. Nevertheless, I’m tired of hearing people say that we can’t criticize Messi.
“Lionel Messi’s corners are a sham. If it’s not him who takes them like that, with also a Lack of concentration and determination, the guy is massacred. Di Maria, who takes corners as Messi does, Di Maria is booed at the Parc at the second corner. We let him pass.”
Finally, the RMC Sport concludes that he should see the bench if Messi doesn’t figure things out soon.
“There is also his attitude. When the guy misses a pass, a dribble, a penalty, a corner, he looks at his shoes and never questions himself. After a while, he has to take more about him, and you have to accept that it’s a false good idea.”