Thursday Sep 28, 2023

‘Black suit + subdued voice’ PSG unauthorized departure Messi, finally apologized… “I’m sorry to my colleagues, wait for the club’s punishment”

Lionel Messi (35, PSG) bowed his head.

Messi said on his social media account on the 6th (Korean time), “I thought there would be a day off after the game as always,” and “So I planned a trip. He had canceled it once, so I couldn’t cancel it this time,” he explained. 

Previously, Messi, a Saudi tourism ambassador, left for Saudi Arabia to shoot without permission from the club after finishing the league match (1-3 loss) with Lorient (held on the 1st).

Messi, who stayed in Saudi Arabia, could not even participate in club training. 

Saudi Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khatib shared the news of Messi’s visit to Saudi Arabia via his social media accounts. Messi also released photos taken in Saudi Arabia.

PSG eventually punished Messi for going to Saudi Arabia without permission. Messi is not allowed to train during his disciplinary period. 

Regarding the disciplinary period, French local media reported that it was two weeks. However, AFP said, “The club is not confirming the disciplinary period.”

Messi apologized for his own actions. He apologized to his colleagues. He’s waiting for what the club wants from me, “he bowed his head.

Meanwhile, the possibility of Messi’s transfer in the upcoming summer transfer market is high.

Earlier on the 4th, Britain’s ‘BBC’ reported, “Messi will leave the team when the contract with PSG ends this summer,” and “both the club and the player do not want a contract.”

“Messi believes that PSG, with its financial problems, is not a team with the ability to compete in the top European league. complaining about this. PSG will put more weight on finding prospects.” 안전놀이터

Messi, who said goodbye to Barcelona at the end of the 2020-2021 season, immediately signed a contract with PSG until the summer of 2023. He has an option for a one-year extension, but it seems likely that he will part ways with PSG this summer without activating it.

According to the media, Messi is receiving love calls from various places. He received transfer offers from Inter Miami of the US MLS and Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia. But Messi is said to want to stay in Europe.

With 24 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses this season, PSG is the leader of the French professional football league 1, chasing second place Marseille (70 points) with 75 points. Messi has scored 15 goals and 15 assists in 28 league appearances this season.


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