The Argentine’s departure 15 minutes from the end created controversy
PSG turned the score around, beating Lyon 2-1 and reaching their sixth victory in as many Ligue 1 games, but the one who was most talked about in the end was Messi, substituted with 15 minutes to go. For physical reasons, according to Pochettino.
“We took the decision to withdraw Leo Messi due to the risk of injury in the future. Important games are coming and we have to protect him. These are decisions we make for the team. Everyone knows we have great players, we have to make decisions. Sometimes they can. be well seen, sometimes not,” said the coach at the end of the game.
In addition to not having scored a goal in the first three games with the PSG shirt, Messi has only completed the 90 minutes on one occasion, against Brugges, in the Champions League.