Messi quarreled with Pochettino over substitute!

Messi quarreled with Pochettino over substitute!

Lionel Messi’s substitution in the 76th minute of the match between PSG and Lyon became the reason for a quarrel between the player and coach Mauricio Pochettino.

The match against Lyon in the matchday six of the French Ligue 1 turned out to be difficult for PSG. The hosts recouped during the match after the Paqueta’s goal. After 12 minutes, they managed to level the score with the help of a converted penalty by Neymar, and in injury time already, Mauro Icardi scored the winning goal and brought the team three points.

But in the 76th minute, Mauricio Pochettino decided to substitute Lionel Messi and let out Achraf Hakimi. The Argentine was clearly unhappy with what was happening, did not shake hands with the coach and expressed his dissatisfaction. After the game, Pochettino commented on the situation with the new star of the team,

“Sometimes the decisions are positive, sometimes they are not. But that's why the coach stands next to the bench to make decisions.

You may or may not like it. I asked him how he felt. He said that everything is fine with him, there are no problems,” Pochettino said.

Thierry Henry took this situation adequately as well. The Frenchman believes that Messi did not want to leave the pitch, because so far, he has not managed to distinguish himself with effective actions for PSG. Leo has already played three incomplete matches and has not yet chalked up a goal or an assist. Moreover, as we saw, even was not even given a penalty kick to shoot for confidence.

You can understand Messi, because against his backdrop, Ronaldo's results at Manchester United look much intimidating. Four goals in three games against Lionel's donut hole. This is exactly the moment that the head coach should control, not let the player lose heart and explain in detail the reasons for his decisions.

It can be seen with the naked eye that Pochettino has a hard time working with so many top stars. Similar problems will clearly appear at PSG and will be a real nightmare for the coach if difficulties arise not only with Messi, but also with Neymar or Mbappe.