Football / Messi is dissatisfied with Pochettino's substitution decision
On 20th Sep, Ligue 1 , Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lyon 2-1. The focus of this match is not the lore Icardi, Neymar who scored a penalty, or Mbappé who assisted. Messi was replaced in advance. Messi has also changed in advance before, and he has also served as a substitute, but all this happened when he accepted. And Pochettino's change this time also went against Messi's wishes, so even though Messi accepted the coach's arrangements professionally, he still showed an expression of discomfort.
Regarding why Messi was replaced in advance, Paris coach Pochettino responded after the game, expressing his fear of Messi's injury. Pochettino first made it clear that this is the job of the head coach, even if the players like Messi are not satisfied. Secondly, Pochettino also said that he had asked Messi, and Messi said that there was no problem. Although Pochettino had an explanation, the outside world still used his own judgment to explore the truth about Messi being replaced in advance, and at the same time expressed views on Pochettino's tactics for replacing Messi.
Argentine media criticized Pochettino after the game, saying that although Icardi made a lore, it does not mean that Messi was replaced in advance is scientific. Without Messi, the strength of PSG has not improved. In addition, this is only Messi's third game in Paris, and he is still trying to integrate into the team. Messi's expression says it all, this is not a good decision. The media believes that Pochettino has the right to change, but the timing of Messi's change was wrong, which caused confusion.
Other media announced the pictures of Messi's injury, indicating that Messi was replaced in advance, one of the reasons is indeed injuries. This public video time was one minute before Messi was replaced in advance. Messi bends over to check his knees and has been moving. It seems that there are signs of injury, which is also in line with Pochettino's statement. The media said that Messi had discussions with the coaching staff and he wanted to continue playing, but Pochettino eventually rejected Messi's application. Therefore, Messi is not very happy.
France, Barcelona and Arsenal star, Henry, who is also Messi’s former teammate, predicted before the game that Messi will score in this field. However, Messi was replaced early and he did not score. Henry again commented on Messi and the game after the game. It is inevitable for Henry to answer the question that Messi was replaced in advance. His attitude is that because he does not know what Messi has exchanged with Pochettino, it is not good to comment.