Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

PSG Chief Puts Pressure On Messi

Paris Saint-Germain's president has made a big claim about Lionel Messi, which will undoubtedly put pressure on the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner to improve his performances in France.

'Mbappe Never Wanted To Leave PSG'

The 34-year-old, who joined the French giants in August last year after a shock departure from Barcelona, scored just six goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances in his first campaign with PSG.

While he has admitted to having struggled to adapt life in France following his exit from the Catalan giants, the 2021 Copa America winner's displays left many fans underwhelmed, particularly after the excitement that came with his arrival.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has now conceded that the Argentina international was far from his best in this past campaign, but insisted supporters will soon see Messi better than the world has ever seen him. 

Open a tab account, it’s easy! Start betting on local and international soccer now!

"There is no doubt that Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or a record seven times, and it was not his best season," he told Le Parisien.

"But after more than 20 years in Barcelona, he discovered a new country, a new city, a new league, a new team. A new culture. As well as his family, and he was injured also by the coronavirus.

"It was not easy for Messi last season, but next season we will see the best version of Messi ever."

In his club career to date, Messi has scored 681 goals and assisted a further 317 strikes in 809 appearances. 

Here is where the Argentine ranked among the 10 highest-paid players in world football last season: 

Liverpool 'Agree' Another Sale

Transfer Update: Neymar

The 11 Highest-Paid Players At Bayern After Mane Signing

5 comments

Top 5

Sundowns, SSU To Seal Swap Deal For Goalkeepers?

115 Jun 27, 2022 12:14 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: 8 Transfers Confirmed Since Last Week

1 Jun 28, 2022 12:19 PM in World News

Johnson Leads Race For Royal AM Job?

9 Jun 27, 2022 11:58 AM in Siyagobhoza

Man Utd 'In Talks' With 4 Players

3 Jun 27, 2022 12:30 PM in English Premier League

Downs Vilakazi's Four Potential Suitors

38 Jun 27, 2022 09:51 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs New Signings Based On Stats, Glory Days Looming?

79 Jun 28, 2022 12:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs’ ‘Monster’ Finally Arrives At Naturena

75 Jun 27, 2022 02:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Deals Expected To Be Confirmed This Week

Jun 27, 2022 08:26 PM in World News

Official: Pirates Confirm New Head Coach

278 Jun 25, 2022 10:30 AM in Orlando Pirates

55 Years Of Doc: How Khumalo Celebrated On Exotic Island

1 Jun 27, 2022 03:06 PM in Footballers & Chill

Contracts At Naturena: What Each New Chiefs Player Signed

44 Jun 21, 2022 08:12 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Pirates To Make Decision On 7 Loan Returnees

5 Jun 20, 2022 04:19 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Chiefs Target Back In Europe

4 Jun 20, 2022 03:51 PM in Kaizer Chiefs