The footage of Lionel Messi walking into Manchester City’s equalizer in a 2-1 win on Wednesday night is going viral and will prove it. Rafael van der Wart may have the point About Argentina.
Much has been said about Cristiano Ronaldo’s lack of support for Manchester United but Messi does not run much these days.
In fact, he was guilty of Raheem Sterling’s leveler when he had no interest in chasing the ball.
The city is building an attack and the ball is moving sideways but Messi was basically just standing there.
Rodrigo clipped the ball to Kyle Walker in delicious fashion and the full-back picked his England teammate in the far post.
The video is very detrimental to Messi, however, his lack of work rate has picked up from a lot of viewers.
PSG goal against De Raheem Sterling
Manchester City moves the ball from one side to the other. Rodri enables a rival defensive back with a pass to connect with Walker’s break.pic.twitter.com/B1e5pJAaE0
– Javier Parra Pena (@Javier_EPP) November 25, 2021
Look at the man in tears and Messi. They just happen 99% of the time
– LP 🇮🇹 (@thfclp__) November 24, 2021
Messi fans for Ronaldo:
Ronaldo is not pressing, he is the problem
Messi fans tonight watch Messi walk around the pitch as a model: pic.twitter.com/dRAPLQTZUV
– Baba Eleza (@Biodun_OG) November 24, 2021
Who told Messi not to leave a mark? , Because he is this guy to score that goal pic.twitter.com/L3WBxubW6k
– Wu Acting King Yama Swati at SA🇿🇦 (@vuyiswamb) November 24, 2021
The whole game has been going on like a Messi tour, contributing nothing and their fans blaming Poch. The summary of his career, always protected, is always someone else’s fault.
– Messi fan🇦🇷 (@ HonestPeacean) November 24, 2021
– PointGod🔰➐ #GlazersOut (@ Point_God_11_) November 24, 2021
While fans may not expect Messi to cover every glass blade, he could be closer to the opposing players and make it harder for them to play.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner made a deft nutmeg in the first half and got into PSG’s opening match, but got a low 4/10 from L’Equipe.
And the former Real Madrid and Spurs midfielder van der Wart is disappointed with Messi and his constant walk.
“I think he’s going to walk around once in a while and say, ‘Aren’t you ashamed?'” The former midfielder told Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sports.
“I started to get angry with Messi and it’s a shame because such a player is not reborn.
“It started under Ronald Coman [at Barcelona]. This is actually a refusal to work and it is not okay for a player like Messi.