Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has backed Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) ace, Lionel Messi who was his teammate at Barcelona to return to his best. The Argentine international has been struggling in Ligue of late and many football fans have been attacking the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Cesc Fabregas Back Lionel Messi to Bounce Back Stronger
Cesc Fabregas also advises Real Madrid to be very careful in their next game as Messi is one player everyone is always careful to watch when playing against him. He said Messi is one player who can make you swallow your words. Paris St-Germain won their first leg 1-0 thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s goal.
In the game, Lionel Messi missed a penalty but the AS Monaco player still insists Madrid should be careful in the return leg. He said; “I remember the first year of Luis Enrique in which he was criticized a lot. A crisis of all that was made. Then Barça won the treble. Now, something similar can happen. I understand that programs have to be sold, but we are talking about a player who can leave you portrayed in a second. With Messi, you always have to be careful, just in case. He has rope for a while.”
“I’ve read things about people who didn’t see him play against Real Madrid. Without being stellar, he played a good game. He left Mbappé alone in the first half with a pass that no other of the twenty-one players on the field would be capable of. He got between the lines well, gave Neymar another assist that could have been a goal.
“He missed a penalty. And? Judging him for that seems ridiculous to me. Football goes much further. Courtois is a fantastic goalkeeper and he has merit.”