Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) scored twice from Lionel Messi to ensure a jubilant 4-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday in Ligue 1. Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe also scored.
Meanwhile, Ander Herrera thinks Messi will play better next season. Elsewhere, the Parisians have identified Sergio Conceicao as the replacement for coach Mauricio Pochettino.
On that note, here’s a look at the key PSG transfer stories for May 15, 2022:
Ander Herrera advises Lionel Messi to get better next season
Ander Herrera believes Lionel Messi will return to his best form next season. The Argentine player had high expectations when he joined PSG last summer. Unfortunately, the 34-year-old has struggled to find his feet in Ligue 1 this campaign, with six goals and 13 assists.
However, Herrera believes Messi will return to his elements next season. Speaking after Saturday’s win, the Spaniard said the 34-year-old needed time to adapt to the changing scenario.
“We often talk about the goals he scores, but he made the team play. We have the feeling that when we’re in a hurry, we give him the ball, and he has the ability to cool the game. Today, it is true that he scored two goals and he played very well. We are very optimistic after a season of acclimatization with him,” Herrera said.
“We will see the best Messi next season. It was fun to play with him and train with him. It is unbelievable (…) We also have to accept that after 20-25 years in Barcelona, it is not easy to change clubs and countries. I’ve done it already. It’s not easy to change your daily routine. I think he did well in his adaptation season. But, we are very optimistic with him next season. “
PSG identifies Sergio Conceicao as Mauricio Pochettino replaces
PSG have identified Sergio Conceicao as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement, according to PSG Talk via Foot Mercato. The Argentinian coach is likely to be sacked at the end of the season, despite leading the Parisian side to the Ligue 1 title. Pochettino’s failure to win the final UEFA Champions League trophy could lead to downfall. his.
Zinedine Zidane is the club’s preferred candidate for the position, but he is waiting to lead the French national team. The Parisians have compiled a list of alternatives, and Conceicao is currently the latest addition.
The club’s sporting director Leonardo recently contacted the Porto manager about the Parisian’s work. Conceicao’s current contract with the Portuguese side runs until 2024 and he has a €10m release clause.
Angel Di Maria happy with Saturday’s win
Angel Di Maria expressed satisfaction following PSG’s win on Saturday. The Argentine’s current contract with the Paris side is due to expire this summer, but he has yet to be offered a new one.
Speaking after the win, as broadcast by PSG Talk, Di Maria said that his team played like the champions of France.
“We had a great game. We controlled the game from start to finish for 90 minutes. We had a lot of chances to score, great possession of the ball. I think we really had a successful match,” said Di Maria.
“We are very happy to have shown that we are champions of France. It’s never easy at the end of the season; can have a little relaxation. But we had a spectacular game as champions, and we made everyone happy. “
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