Posted by admin on February 20, 2021
Barcelona’s dressing room is no longer at ease after seeing skipper Lionel Messi’s pain at the 4-1 Champions League drubbing by Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Messi’s disappointment after the match is haunting his team-mates.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner greeted compatriots Mauro Icardi, Leandro Paredes and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino but could barely look them in the eye.
The report states even vocal Gerard Pique – who could be heard barking orders on the pitch – fell silent inside the solemn Barca changing room.
Kylian Mbappe’s stunning hat-trick at the Nou Camp has virtually eliminated the Catalan giants before a ball has even been kicked in the second leg.
And the feeling of European dejection is an all too familiar one for the 33-year-old captain after last season’s humbling at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The Blaugrana were embarrassed as they suffered an 8-2 humiliation by eventual Champions League winners Bayern at the quarter-final stage.
The Argentine icon looked heartbroken in a dressing room picture following the Bayern trouncing and the result intensified talk he would leave the club.
After publicly declaring his desire to move on with a transfer request, Messi performed a dramatic U-turn in the summer after his kids cried at the news and he realised he wasn’t prepared to go to court to force an exit.
This post was first published on GoalBall.
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