During his final season in Paris, the former Barcelona star faced significant difficulties. Despite his impressive record of 21 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, helping PSG secure the Ligue 1 title, the team once again fell short in the Champions League, failing to progress beyond the last 16 stage, which remains the ultimate coveted trophy for the club.
“After two seasons in the French capital, Leo Messi’s adventure with Paris Saint-Germain will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2022-23 campaign,”PSG said in an official statement.
The PSG fans expressed their dissatisfaction by booing Messi’s name before and during matches, including his final farewell game vs Clermont.
Furthermore, tensions between Messi and PSG became more apparent last month when he received a club-imposed suspension for an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia, resulting in him missing a training session.
“I had the privilege of coaching the best player in the history of football. This year, he has been an important part of the team, always available. I don’t think any of the comments or criticisms are justified. He’s always been there for the team. It’s been a great privilege to accompany him throughout the season.”PSG manager Christophe Galtier defends Messi
The departure of Lionel Messi from Paris Saint Germain marks the end of an era for both the player and the club. As Messi embarks on a new chapter in his illustrious career, the football world awaits with anticipation to see where his next destination will be and how he will continue to mesmerize fans with his exceptional talent.