Lionel Messi has admitted he had a ‘dangerous time’ in his first 12 months at Paris Saint-Germain following his departure from Barcelona, however insists he knew it could be the case and now feels a lot better in his environment at Parc des Princes.
Regardless of asking to go away Barcelona in 2020, Messi had agreed a brand new contract at Camp Nou in 2021. However the membership’s dire monetary state of affairs meant they had been unable to register the brand new cope with La Liga.
It resulted in Messi being launched as a free agent and signing for PSG on a two-year deal. However having spent greater than 20 years and his complete grownup life at Barcelona, it was a substantial upheaval.
The Messi at PSG final season was not the Messi that had turn out to be generally known as one of many biggest gamers of all time – he scored simply six league targets, his lowest single season tally since he was 18.
However to date in 2022/23, the 35-year-old has been getting again to his greatest. Messi has already scored six instances in all competitions solely 11 video games into the marketing campaign, registering an extra eight assists for good measure.
“I really feel good, I really feel totally different than it was final 12 months,” Messi informed media following Argentina’s win over Honduras in Florida on Friday night time.
“I knew it was going to be like this. I mentioned it earlier than. I had a foul time, I by no means completed discovering myself. I anticipated it too. However now I really feel totally different. This 12 months is totally different.
“I arrived with one other head, extra accommodated to the membership, to the locker room, to my teammates and to the sport. The reality is that I really feel excellent. I’m having fun with myself once more.”
Regardless of Messi lastly settling at PSG, with whom he has a contract till the tip of the season however an choice for an extra 12 months, Barcelona stay decided to get him again and are reported to already be finding out potential methods for them to try this.