Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Anelka takes a stand on the recruitment of Messi!

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Posted November 26, 2021 at 1:45 p.m. by GdSS

Arrived free at PSG during the summer transfer window, Lionel Messi is still struggling to find his cruising speed in the capital. But Nicolas Anelka demands patience for the Argentine striker.

As FC Barcelona ultimately found themselves unable to extend Lionel Messi's contract, the latter joined PSG for free last August. A real coup from the Parisian leaders, even if Messi has not yet managed to show the same performance as at Barça since his signing in the French capital. Nicolas Anelka , former scorer for PSG , took a stand on this on RMC Sport.

“He's not yet at his best”

“A mistake recruiting him? I do not think so. We still have to wait. What we saw today is not Barcelona’s Messi. He is not yet at his level. Is it because of the injuries? I do not know. Is it because it's a new club, new teammates? I do not know either. But we are entitled to ask for more. And the supporters too. We knew that Messi wouldn't run a lot. There is no surprise. He needs us to play with him, to lean on him, to play the game a bit, but the problem is he's not at Barcelona anymore. There are top players who need to go fast like Mbappé. Neymar also needs the ball to make a difference. They must share the booty three. Before he was almost the undisputed star of Barcelona. It's up to him to adapt, “says Anelka .

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