One of the great unknowns of PSG so far this season is, without a doubt, the future of Leo Messi. Negotiations for the renewal of the Argentine star continue, but without the same certainties as two months ago, when both parties reached an agreement in principle that only needed to be shaped. In fact, Christophe Galtier, his coach, was reluctant to give any news at the press conference prior to the game against Rennes.
“I know that Leo Messi and the sports management talk about a lot of things. I don’t know the details of the discussions. As for whether Leo should stay, it has to be by the will of both parties. Leo is happy in the locker room. He has 18 goals and 17 assists this season. I saw some criticism for the match against Bayern, but he was not the only one who received them. He is decisive and scores goals. He is an important player. At his age, he trains every day. He is happy to play with his teammates. As for his future, it is too early to know what will happen,” Galtier said.
The 56-year-old coach defended the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, that could be whistled by his fans next Sunday. “For what reason are they going to whistle? Last season was last season. We put our fans first, they are always omnipresent, but there is no reason to whistle at our players. They have given everything in this competition. Leo has 18 goals and 17 assists. We are not eliminated because of one or another player. They eliminated us because Bayern came to this competition in much better shape than us, ”he added.