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PSG Boss Slams Messi's Critics After Slow Start

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has hit back at Lionel Messi's critics after the star's slow start to life in the French capital.

Read: PSG Chief Sends Clear Message To Mbappe

While Messi has showed no issues in the UEFA Champions League, his scoring form in Ligue 1 has not been up to par after bagging just one goal in 10 appearances this season.

The Argentine has come in for some criticism as a result over the past few weeks, but the club's sporting director has disagreed with those lambasting the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"Lionel Messi is indisputable for me," Leonardo told Europe 1.

"If you start to discuss [criticise] Messi, it is because you did not understand anything about football. We cannot doubt.

"If you look at Messi's numbers, his first six months are incredible. He and Kylian Mbappe have been involved in almost every club goal. He is defining and decisive.

"We haven't taken Messi to put on the show every time, every game. With him, of course we are more competitive. He can decide every game."

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