Former Paris Saint-Germain forward Jerome Rothen has insisted that Lionel Messi would have scored at least 30 goals and provided 35 assists for the Parisians this season if he cared about the club.
According to Jerome, the Argentina international never respected the club and was not interested in doing well on the pitch.
The former PSG star is saying this despite the Argentine scoring 31 goals and providing 35 assists in his 73 matches for PSG.
Messi joined the club in 2021 as a free agent and is close to leaving the club this summer when his contract expires.
Jerome told RMC Sport, “By being much more invested and more combative, if he had respected the club a little more, he would be at 30 goals and 35 assists.
“This title of best passer will not hide his average record. Then we talk about Messi. When you have won seven Ballons d’Or, a World Cup and as many titles, I think beating Angel Di Maria or Jérôme Rothen doesn’t matter.”