Lionel Messi believes “good things are coming” after finishing his first season in Paris Saint-Germain with a 5-0 victory over Metz, as Paris celebrates Kylian Mbappe’s decision to stay with the club.
But while highlighting his excitement in helping the club win the 10th Ligue 1 title, Lionel Messi also recalled the “bitter taste” of the UEFA Champions League exit in March against Real Madrid, a game we still believe PSG were a better team.
Lionel Messi recorded an assist as PSG closed out their season by defeating Metz, the Argentine midfielder who finished his first career at the club with 25 goals in 34 games in all competitions (11 goals, 14 assists).
The 34-year-old’s first season in France is not over yet, however, the Paris people lost the two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat to Los Blancos in the UEFA Champions League in March.
That fall has led to both Lionel Messi and Neymar being ridiculed by their supporters in the next few games, and head coach Mauricio Pochettino has come under increasing pressure after his failure to bring PSG their first European crown.
However, PSG surrounded the spirit of celebration after Saturday’s announcement that Lionel Messi’s team-mate Mbappe had agreed to extend his three-year contract with the club.
The 23-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, celebrated his new contract with a hat-trick that brought him to 45 Ligue 1 goals this season (28 goals, 17 assists) – a record high. in the top five European leagues this season.
Reflecting on his first mixed season in Paris, Lionel Messi expressed his belief that the club is on track to get better things next term.
“The season is over, and I want to thank my teammates for the way they have treated me since I arrived and my family for always accompanying me and supporting me,” Messi wrote on Instagram, posting a photo of himself celebrating with teammates Mbappe, Neymar, and Marco Verratti.
“It was a different year in all that happened, but in the end, we won the league which I was very happy to win, because of what it means to be the first trophy here in Paris.
“We are still reeling from the defeat in the UEFA Champions League by a draw, and at the same time, I want to be happy to add another trophy which was also one of them. objectives.
“Of course good things are coming in 2022; it will be an important year, and we will strive to compete with the desire for everything.”