PSG: Galtier confirms Messi's 'last game', retropedal club

"His last game at the Parc des Princes

PSG: Galtier confirms Messi's 'last game', retropedal club

"His last game at the Parc des Princes. "With a short sentence, the Paris Saint-Germain coach confirmed the departure of Lionel Messi, after the PSG match against Clermont, scheduled for Saturday, June 3. "I dare to hope that he will be welcomed in the best possible way," said the technician on Thursday, June 1 about the Pulga, which has already suffered the whistles of some of the supporters several times.

PSG, however, made it clear to AFP that Galtier "had expressed himself badly and that the match against Clermont would be Messi's last at the Parc with PSG this season". At the end of the contract on June 30 with PSG, the Argentine world champion should not however extend his lease with the capital club after two seasons. An inside source told AFP in early May that "if the club had wanted to renew his contract, it would have been done earlier".

Messi will leave PSG after two seasons. For his future destination, he is torn between FC Barcelona, ​​Saudi Arabia and Inter Miami. About his record in two seasons at PSG, "a lot has been said about Lionel Messi, you have analyzed a lot," Galtier told reporters at a press conference. He found the criticism of Parisian No. 30 "not at all, but not at all justified".

According to Galtier's calculations, Messi, at "35 years old with a season with a World Cup in the middle", has statistics of "21 goals and 22 assists [20 according to the transfermarkt site, editor's note]. That means he was decisive 43 times. He has always been at the service of the game and animation team. »

Arrived in the summer of 2022, Galtier considers it a "privilege" to have been able to "manage the best player in the history of football". "I won't tell you about his first season, he had to adapt, it was the first time he left Barcelona. But this year he has been an important element, always available, always present in the training sessions,” concluded the coach.