Lionel Messi he was abandoned after he was Replaced in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2–1 win over rivals Lyon.
PSG started the league for the first time with attacks from Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, but the front three failed to impress.
Pochettino shortened Messi’s home debut in the 75th minute in an attempt to turn things around and it worked as Mauro Icardi came off the bench to catch the winner.
But when Messi came off the field, he was clearly angry with his manager.
He turned down his compatriot’s offer to shake hands and gave it a look of indignation—as if he couldn’t believe it was a sacrifice.
Argentines have struggled to settle since moving to Paris, and are still looking for a permanent residence.
Things didn’t go according to plan on the pitch as well, as PSG’s scintillating front-three lacked coordination in the attack.
Messi has been goalless in his three matches so far and failed to help his side to a win over Club Brugge in the middle of the week, despite involvement in the attack from Neymar and Mbappe.
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Icardi saved PSG on the occasion in the last minute but it was a rough night, with Mbappe also booed by his own fans before kick-off.
Messi has been a bit slow so far after winning the Copa America after a busy summer.
Because of this he didn’t have much pre-season and is still finding his footing in the French capital.
But with Manchester City touring before the end of the month, both he and Pochettino will have to work out their differences so that the team can play to the best of their ability.
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