Lionel Messi did not have an easy start to life at his new club. The Argentine made the switch from Barcelona to PSG last summer after he could not renew his contract with the Catalans. Last year was not the most fruitful for Messi and PSG as they were humiliated in the UCL by Real Madrid. However, they won the Ligue 1 with Kylian Mbappe in fine form. Messi himself had a disappointing season hitting his lowest-ever goal tally but still racking up the numbers in assists.
But this season things look to take a big turn. Messi has started the season in fine form. PSG are looking in ruthless form with Mbappe, Neymar, and Messi leading the line. The Parisians have strengthened themselves in various positions this summer. It is finally looking like they can be worthy winners of the Champions League. Lionel Messi is racking up assists in fun and is the main playmaker of the team. He has had a great start to the new season as the nerves have calmed down.
Former PSG star Ludovic Giuly has given his verdict on Messi’s time at PSG.
“I always knew it would be complicated for him last season. He was the king of the world at Barca, and you arrive overnight in a new country and in another championship, it is never easy, even if you are the best player in the world. It takes time to absorb the change. But I was convinced that his second season would be good because the great players always question themselves; that’s what he did. Leo is Leo in the end, the one who can change a match. His intelligence today is to be able to be decisive otherwise“
Can PSG get European Success this time?
PSG maybe have had the best transfer window of all the clubs in Europe. The Parisians exactly knew what they wanted and did not make many big money moves in the market. Rather it was a smart and efficient business by them. They signed the likes of Mukiele, Soler, Ruiz, Sanches, and Vitinha. Galtier was very sure of how he wanted his team to play. Messi is the central playmaker with Neymar and Mbappe the finishers. No wonder Lionel Messi has the most assists in Europe in 2022.
Messi will be hoping to maintain this form for PSG. The WC is nearby and the little genius will look to be at his best to lead Argentina to glory. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich will all be looking down at PSG as the top contender. This is only the playmaking side of the greatest player of all time. If Lionel Messi gets into his best goalscoring form, there will be no team capable of stopping him.
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