Sergio Aguero has slammed French magazines and newspapers for their unfair criticism of Lionel Messi as the Manchester City legend believes his former Argentina team-mate is receiving low ratings despite significantly impacting the game.
For example, a famous French newspaper The Team gave the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner just three out of 10 in Real Madrid’s game against PSG after the 34-year-old missed a second-half penalty. However, that didn’t make much of a difference to the result as the Ligue 1 leaders ended up winning the draw 1-0, with Kylian Mbappe scoring the crucial goal in extra time sending the crowd into rapture.
Sergio Aguero criticizes French magazines and newspapers
Speaking on his Twitch channel, Sergio Aguero said: “Leo played well, he broke the lines. I’m not saying this because he’s a friend, but because he played hard. He was good and very active. In France, magazines and newspapers I killed him. They are a** holes. I had an interview scheduled with a French magazine, but I said: “No because I support Leo Messi . Point. So goodbye, see you soon.” Now I’m angry.”
‘L’Equipe’ makes scathing remarks about Lionel Messi’s performance
In their review, The Team wrote: “There is something sad to see him like this. In the first half, in this position almost as a midfielder, the Argentine was available, but he missed so little (except of his pass for Mbappe.) In the one-on-one, he suffered the athletic impact. His second period was better: he ensured some effective relays. But he weighed down his record with his failed or blocked attempts (53rd, 75th), and that saved penalty. That Messi is worrying.”
Messi has mostly been criticized for struggling to replicate his goalscoring form from his days at Barcelona. The 34-year-old has just scored seven goals in 21 appearances for PSG this season, including just two in Ligue 1. His goalscoring return is much better in the UEFA Champions League, however, as he found the back of the net at five times in six matches.