Lionel Messi is loving life at Inter Miami. At 36 years old, Messi is scoring goals, winning trophies, and electrifying adoring crowds in the United States.
As ticket prices soar to match demand of fans who wish to watch the 2022 World Cup champion in action, Messi has been open about his appreciation for the love he's felt in his new home. Despite an injury which has threatened to keep him sidelined for the remainder of the MLS season, Messi has become a must-see attraction in South Florida or wherever Inter Miami travel.
However, it hasn't always been like that for Messi in recent years. The Argentine opened up about his struggles connecting with fans in his last stop at PSG, where he spent two tumultuous years attempting unsuccessfully to bring a Champions League to the European-starved Parisian side.
Messi opened up about what irked him the most at PSG, and while a disconnect with supporters was often on his mind, there was one particular incident towards the end of his stay that stuck in his mind as he looks back on his time at the club.
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In an interview with Argentine journalist Migue Granados, Lionel Messi expressed some of his frustration while playing for PSG centered around the club's refusal to publicly celebrate his 2022 World Cup triumph.
“I was the only player of the [squad] that didn’t get a [club] recognition,” Messi said.
However, that wasn't entirely the case. While the club did not publicly recognise Messi for his World Cup achievement, they did do so privately, giving him a guard of honour at training and allowing him to speak about his accomplishments.
“I am touched by the welcome from all my teammates and the staff,” Messi said in the smallRead on sportingnews.com