Europe 1 with AFP / Photo credit: FRANCK FIFE / AFP 14:54 pm, June 01, 2023Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier hailed Lionel Messi's "last match at the Parc des Princes" on Saturday (21:00) against Clermont for the final day of Ligue 1, confirming that the Argentine star is on the move.
The day after tomorrow, "it's his last game at the Parc des Princes. I dare to hope that he will be welcomed in the best way, "said the technician about the "Pulga", which has already been whistled several times by some of the supporters. "Leo" 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, "he said a lot of things about Leo, you analyzed a lot," Galtier told reporters at a press conference. He found the criticism of the Parisian N.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 site transfermarkt, Editor's note). That means he was decisive 43 times (41). He has always been at the service of the game team, of the animation".
Arriving 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.