After the Argentine captain’s terrible performance in the Parisians’ 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday in Germany, former PSG Jerome Rothen lashed at Messi.
Bayern Munich defeated PSG 1-0 in Germany to advance to the quarterfinals on the strength of a 3-0 aggregate victory after winning the round of 16 first-leg in Paris last month.
Lionel Messi was unable to guide PSG to victory on Wednesday as Bayern Munich defeated the Parisians in the Champions League last-16 second-leg match thanks to goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry.
Rothen, though, was unimpressed with Messi’s performance against the Bavarians and insisted that the former Barcelona captain vanished from the field in the middle of the game.
Messi, we don’t want it!
He doesn’t want to get involved in this club! He says he is ‘acclimatized’ now, but what are you acclimatized to?! You scored 18 goals or 16 assists this year against Angers and Clermont? But in the matches that matter, you disappear!Rothen told French Radio station RMC.
PSG fell at his feet because they thought Messi was going to make us win [the UEFA Champions League]. But he doesn’t win us anything.He Added.