PSG is unhappy about the call-up of Lionel Messi in Argentina despite missing the last two games due to injury
PSG is unhappy about the call-up of Lionel Messi in Argentina despite missing the last two games through injury, as the superstar has a clause in his contract to prioritize international games … as boss Leonardo claims the situation ‘it’s not logical’
- Lionel Messi has missed the last two games for Paris Saint-Germain due to injury
- The captain of Argentina has been called up for the next qualifying rounds between Brazil and Uruguay
- He has a clause in his contract that sees him prioritize international games
Paris Saint-Germain boss Leonardo has expressed frustration over Argentina’s decision to call up Lionel Messi despite his recent injury problems.
The 34-year-old has missed the last two games for his team due to “knee and hamstring pain.”
Messi is the captain of his country and will join the squad for the next World Cup qualifying matches against Brazil and Uruguay.
Paris Saint-Germain are not satisfied with Argentina’s decision to call up Lionel Messi
He has a clause in his contract that states that he will give priority to international games over the club and Leonardo is clearly irritated by the situation.
“We do not agree to let go by selection a player who, for us, is not in physical condition or who is in the rehabilitation phase,” Parc des Princes supreme told Le Parisien.
“It is not logical, and this type of situation deserves a real agreement with FIFA.”
Messi has had a frustrating start to his career in Paris, participating in just eight games in all competitions.
PSG are in first place in the league standings with 31 points from 12 games, eight points ahead of Nice, who are in second place.
Leonardo (right) spoke after Messi was called up for the next World Cup qualifying matches.