Lionel Messi comments on his first season with PSG, getting COVID


Lionel Messi gave a lengthy interview with TyC Sports where he spoke about his first season with PSG and getting COVID.

Messi spent his entire club career with FC Barcelona. Having joined PSG in the summer, it was a new league and a new team for him.

The record Ballon d’Or win spoke about his first season at the club. Here is what he had to say:

“I also had to get used to the way of playing because I was used to one style of play my entire life and going to another place where it’s not the same, it plays differently, football is seen differently, with new team mates… At Barcelona, I was playing with my team mates by my side for several years and they knew me by memory. That was all new for me.

“On top of that, I started the league late because I arrived late at the club. Then I had a knock on my knee that stopped me for a while and between one thing and the other, it never stopped. I couldn’t do three or four games in a row.

He also spoke about getting COVID:

“The truth is it hit me very hard. Symptoms were very imilar to how everyone else gets it. Coughing, sore throat, fever. But I have post covid issues in the lungs. I couldn’t train. I couldn’t even run.”


  1. He never recovered from that knock he received against Venezuela and on top of that COVID and lungs issue, no wonder he couldn’t outrun any defender. I really hope Chelsea or Newcastle buys Neymar. PSG can’t have all three playing together, it just doesn’t seem to work.

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