Barcelona Legend Ronaldinho Makes Bold Claim on Lionel Messi's PSG Career

Barcelona Legend Ronaldinho Makes Bold Claim on Lionel Messi's PSG Career

  • Former Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho believes Lionel Messi's first season at PSG has not been a complete failure
  • Messi has endured a torrid spell with PSG since joining them in a sensational transfer move last summer
  • The former Barcelona superstar did score an outstanding long-range goal against Lens to secure the Ligue 1 title for the Parisian giants

Former World Footballer of the Year Ronaldinho has heaped praises on Lionel Messi, saying the Paris Saint-Germain forward has not been a complete failure.

Messi joined the current Ligue 1 champions last summer after he ended his almost two-decade spell with La Liga giants Barcelona.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has failed to live up to his billing this season, managing just six goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances.

Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, PSG
Barcelona Legend Ronaldinho believes Lionel Messi's career at PSG is not a failure. Credit: @sportskeeda
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However, Messi's former teammate, Ronaldinho, is quite happy with his performances in France so far.

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Speaking to Telefoot, Ronaldinho said about Messi's first season in the French top-flight:

"After many years at a club, changing is not easy. It's normal for him to have difficulties. I think he's started very well!"

It's worth noting that Messi has one more year remaining in his PSG contract.

The Argentine captain also has the option of extending his stay by another year at the end of the 2022-23 season.

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Meanwhile, Lionel Messi's father has admitted that he hopes the football star will return to Barcelona one day.

Messi ended his almost two-decade spell with the La Liga giants last summer to seal a sensational switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

At the time, Messi's contract with Barca had expired and the cash-strapped side were unable to fund a new deal.

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Despite the forward's exit from the Camp Nou, the prospect of him making a return to the club has been lingering, with the current boss, Xavi, conceding the door will always be left open for the forward to reunite with the Spanish giants.

Ronaldinho Makes Bold Prediction About Kylian Mbappé

Sports Brief earlier reported that former World Footballer of the Year, Ronaldinho believes Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé will have the world at his feet in the coming years.

The Brazilian great who disclosed his admiration for the French youngster is certain Mbappé will become the best player in the world.

Ronaldinho, who is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time, made a similar prediction about Argentine and current PSG superstar Lionel Messi before the latter went on to win an unprecedented seven Ballon d'Or awards.

Source: Sports Brief News