In the fourth round of Ligue 1, PSG had a trip to Reims’ field. Before entering this match, the French capital team had 3 full wins. Mbappe is a major contributor to all three of those victories.
The match against Reims witnessed Messi’s first minutes in a new shirt. He entered PSG from August 8, but has only made his debut so far. After a long time of not playing, the Argentine superstar needs time to regain his fitness and feeling of the ball.
Messi came on in place of Neymar on his PSG debut
He was launched by coach Mauricio Pochettino in the 66th minute, when the match ended 2-0 in favor of PSG. In the remaining 25 minutes, despite not scoring or assisting, Messi still left a special mark.
Talking about his debut, coach Mauricio Pochettino shared: “I felt Messi’s influence on this team from the first touch. He brought a calm to the team. It’s very important to have a good start, even for him.”
“That is the true value of Messi. He is very happy and integrates well with this team. Messi’s debut has been a question for me all this time. The welcome, it was great to see and hear from our fans, but also from the Reims fans. Messi is very happy about that.”
Pochettino thinks Messi’s value does not stop at goals
“The game is for everyone but his presence brings optimism. Everyone feels it. He has an influence on other players.”
Although not scoring or assisting, El Pulga still proved his class in 25 minutes on the field. He made many breakthrough situations, dribbling forcing Reims defenders to foul to prevent.
According to statistics, M30 has a total of 26 touches, 20/21 successful passes, 1 successful dribble and 4 wins in disputed situations.