Vacay mood on. No cl, league sealed. Lovely scenes.
This "garbage team" was doing way better than this before a certain someone was signed. Reached the CL finals and semis in consecutive seasons effortlessly. Drop the childish excuses and blame game. The PSG fans(the actual ones not the...) know who is to blame. No pens given for opponents breathing mostly the reason.
True. Just did a quick search on the arrivals from PSG and it's shocking.
97m on all those 4 players. Would have still kept Paredes and Kalimuendo (who offers more the Ekitike).
Horrible decision by the PSG management.
The team was much better before Messi signed. Neymar wasn't injured as much. Mbappe was in much better form; he's been pretty shit since the World Cup if we're being honest. Not to mention, they had a top manager in 2020.
They had 2 17-year-old players against Bayern in the 2nd leg. They had Ruiz and Vitinha in the midfield. Mbappe had a shit game. Messi was one of their best players in that 2nd leg.
In the first leg, they had a midfield of a 17-year-old, Soler, Pereira. Messi only came back from injury, and so did Mbappe.
Outside Mbappe, Messi, Neymar, Hakimi, and maybe Verratti, their squad is pretty average if we're being honest. Mendes and Marquinhos are decent, but I don't think they're top-class. And Ramos is about to be 37.
Look at the defense today for instance; Bernat, Pereira, and Bitshiabu are honestly shocking for a defense. They also had Ruiz and Pembele out there who are not good at all. By the way, Messi got a 7.8 rating today, so he was the least of their problems.
It isn't a coincidence that if you give Messi a balanced team with a decent midfield and defense... and with a decent coach, you'll win things. That's why he's won so much with Argentina in the past 2 years.
He needs the slow pace of international Football and a default penalty every game to do that. Most of goals were pens in the WC. FIFA have never hidden their agenda. Even with their tweets shading certain parties.
What are you talking about? Messi aged like wine. Looks better now compared to his younger self. His best look was when he had that mighty beard tho.