Leo Messi, the renowned football star, has spoken out about his suspension from Paris Saint-Germain over an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia. In a recent video posted on his Instagram account, Messi explained his side of the story.
Leo Messi explains his side
“I thought we were going to have a day off after the game as always. I had this trip organized and I couldn’t cancel it. I had already cancelled it before… I apologize to my teammates and I’m waiting for what the club wants to do with me,” said Messi in the video.
According to reports, Lionel Messi had already changed his plans for the trip to Saudi Arabia twice to accommodate PSG’s schedule. However, when he received the communication from the club. He was not able to change his plans as he was already traveling.
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“I thought we were going to have a day off after the game as always. I had this trip organized and I couldn’t cancel it. I had already canceled it before…”.
“I apologize to my teammates and I’m waiting for what the club wants to do with me”. pic.twitter.com/GBuarEgwSl
On the PSG side, the club claimed that Messi had failed to inform the coach or the president of his plans to leave for Saudi Arabia. As a result, the club decided to suspend Messi with immediate effect for two weeks. Which includes no chance to play games and participate in group trainings.
PSG Manager on the Situation
Speaking about the matter, PSG manager Christophe Galtier refrained from giving any opinion on the decision to suspend Messi. He also indicated that the decision had been out of his hands. He also added that discussions would be held with Messi when he returns to the squad.
The suspension comes at a crucial time for PSG as they compete for the Ligue 1 title. PSG travels to Troyes on Sunday. Their lead could be cut down to just two points. Depending on the result of the game between their closest challengers for the title, Lens and Marseille.
It remains to be seen how the situation will unfold. But both Messi and PSG will undoubtedly face questions and scrutiny over the coming days. There has also been a lot of unwanted and uncalled for protests around PSG. Which indicates that the relationship between Messi and PSG Fans is now over.