Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has, on Saturday, spoken out over the prospect of membership legend Lionel Messi departing Paris Saint-Germain, to seal a sensational return to the Camp Nou.
Messi’s debut season in France, thus far, has in fact confirmed an altogether attempting one.
After departing his beloved Barcelona for the primary time in his profession final summer season, the attacker was all the time prone to endure a interval of adaptation on the Parc des Princes.
Few, nonetheless, might have predicted simply how considerably Messi’s manufacturing would go on to drop off.
Regardless of PSG sauntering in direction of one other Ligue 1 title, thus far within the French top-flight marketing campaign, the 34-year-old has managed simply two league objectives, throughout a full 18 appearances.
His ensuing woes en path to the membership’s Champions League exit by the hands of Actual Madrid final week, in the meantime, even resulted in each Messi and attacking accomplice in crime Neymar being singled out for boos and jeers all through PSG’s 3-0 win over Bordeaux on the weekend:
Boos for Lionel Messi and Neymar round Le Parc des Princes 😳 pic.twitter.com/KRyaHTJLLk
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 13, 2022
‘All the time open…’
In flip, talking throughout a press convention forward of his facet’s newest crunch outing this weekend, it got here as little shock when the person at the moment accountable for the membership with whom Messi made his title, Barcelona, was drawn on the Argentine’s scenario in Paris.
And Xavi, in fact additionally a former teammate and long-time good friend of PSG’s faltering attacker, was fast to offer a reminder to all that Messi stays ‘one of the best participant in historical past’.
Not solely that, however the Barca boss went on to trace at a possible Camp Nou reunion, in assuring that ‘the doorways will all the time be open’ to the 34-year-old:
Xavi: “Leo Messi is one of the best participant in historical past and the doorways will all the time be open right here at Barça for him”. 🇦🇷 #FCB
“He deserves an enormous tribute – and I can’t say rather more as a result of he has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain”, he added. pic.twitter.com/CTApHvDHul
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 19, 2022
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