While he seemed very surprised, even annoyed by his exit from the field on Sunday night during PSG-OL, Lionel Messi was absolutely not upset by this tactical choice, according to the words of Mauricio Pochettino.
“Messi’s reaction? I just asked him how he was doing, he said “great, no problem” and that’s it. That was the conversation we had near the bench, “said Mauricio Pochettino , who assures us that Lionel Messi has perfectly accepted his choice to leave it in favor of Achraf Hakimi.
Messi had a limited impact in his third appearance for PSG, hitting the woodwork but failing to score for the third match in a row, before he was substituted for Achraf Hakimi in the 76th minute with the score at 1-1.
Mauro Icardi was the hero for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday evening with a stoppage time winner to hand his side a 2-1 victory over Lyon.