Rothen Goes On Latest Rant On Lionel Messi And The Boos He Has Received From The PSG Fans
in a recent interview management committee, Jerome Rothen is furious over Lionel Messi and the boos he received from Paris Saint-Germain fans at the Parc des Princes recently. Rothen sided with extremists in PSG and said,
“Whether it’s Lionel Messi or another player, he can be whistled.
“Should we not whistle because it’s Messi? Why? Because his name is Messi? You don’t care, how are you, invest or not, the supporters just open their mouths and applaud?
“Shouldn’t the fans say anything? Doesn’t it matter that they buy popcorn, eat burgers, drink soda? Sure, Lionel Messi can be whistled, he’s the same as any other player. Otherwise, we have to do it.” Find something else, find another sport. There will be fewer and fewer supporters behind him, like me and many who are still dissatisfied since he signed for Paris Saint-Germain.”
Lionel Messi: Recent performances at Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi has done well in Paris but has struggled to produce results for them in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League. Lionel Messi failed to score in both legs against Bayern Munich, which saw the French club eliminated from Europe.
Still, the Argentine superstar deserves credit for winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As of March 19, 2023, he has played 31 times for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions this season, scoring 18 goals and sending 17 assists.
With 4.3 shots, 2.7 key passes and 3.4 dribbles per game in Ligue 1, Messi has provided a rich presence in the final third for the French giants.His passing in attack is also neat based on his 82.8% pass success rate in Ligue 1 (statistics from who scored).
Messi’s contract at the Parc des Princes is about to expire, so it’s no surprise that some fans of the French club whistled and booed the star man. With the Argentina international getting closer to retirement, it remains to be seen what his future holds.