Henry and the Messi controversy

Present on the Prime Video set, Thierry Henry spoke of the premature exit of Lionel Messi at the end of the meeting.

the PSG was not reassured on Sunday, four days after his sluggish draw conceded in Bruges for his entry into the Champions League. Opposed to Olympique Lyonnais at the Parc des Princes, the Parisians were again tossed around, especially in the midfield where Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye struggled to compete against Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Gumaraes and Lucas Paqueta.

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The vice-champions of France nonetheless had the last word, a goal from Mauro Icardi scored in added time allowing the capital club to win 2-1 after being led shortly after the return from the locker room. Mauricio Pochettino is nevertheless still far from the mark. And as he could fear, the management of egos will not be easy for the Argentinian technician. Evidenced by the reaction of Lionel Messi at the time of his exit at the start of the last quarter of an hour, replaced by Achraf Hakimi.

Let’s not start the controversy

The six-fold Golden Ball did not hide his displeasure at least at ignoring the outstretched hand of his trainer at the time of his exit. A gesture that has not finished talking. Present on the lawn of the Parc des Princes for Prime Video, Thierry Henry nevertheless refused to see the opportunity for a controversy. “I’m not really surprised. It does not surprise me. Maybe he didn’t want to go out. We don’t know what they’re saying to each other. Let’s not start the controversy. He surely wanted to stay on the pitch so he could score. But it will come, it will come quietly, he confided. It takes time to adapt even for the best player in the world. « 

And Thierry Henry did not want to argue so much that he did not broach the subject when questioning Mauricio Pochettino.

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