Lionel Messi was booed by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) fans. Thierry Henry expressed regret at this.
PSG lost 0-1 to Olympique Lyonnais in the 29th round of the French Ligue 1 in the 2022-23 season held at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France at 3:45 am (Korean time) on the 3rd. PSG, which failed to win points, maintained first place with 66 points, but fell into a pit of two consecutive league losses.
On this day, PSG operated a 3-5-2 formation. Messi and Mbappe were in the forefront, while Sanchez, Verati, and Vitinha formed the midfield. Mendes and Hakimi were paired on the left and right flanks, and Viciabu, Marquinos, and Danilo teamed up in the back three. The goal was Donnarumma. Lyon faced off with Lacazette, Le Penand and Lovren.
In a tense game, Lyon took the decisive opportunity first. In the 36th minute of the first half, Lacazette was awarded a penalty after tripping over Donnarumma goalkeeper. However, Lacazette’s shot, which came directly as a kicker, hit the post. Nonetheless, he was able to score the opening goal. In the 11th minute of the second half, Barcola opened the goal for PSG. 안전놀이터
This goal was the winning goal. PSG made a change by introducing Ekitike, Fabian, Emery and Garbi to score an equalizer. However, he struggled to get scoring opportunities. In the end, PSG lost 0-1, and fell into a swamp of 2 consecutive league losses. Although they are still at the top of Ligue 1, they are only six points behind the second-place group.
In the midst of this, Henry expressed regret for PSG fans who booed Messi. Messi, who played the starting full-time on this day, could not raise the attack point. However, he showed active movement, making 4 of the team’s most shots, 5 key passes, and 6 dribble attempts.
“It’s embarrassing,” Henry insisted. “Personally, I want Messi to finish his European career in Barcelona. He has to go back to Barcelona,” said Henry. Henry played with Messi at Barcelona for about three years from 2007.
Messi’s contract with PSG ends at the end of this season. Currently, various speculations are circulating about Messi’s future, such as rumors of a return to Barcelona and a renewal of his contract with PSG.