After winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi’s eyes have now turned to Paris.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar was Messi’s ‘coronation’. Messi scored two goals in the final against France, completing a record of scoring in all rounds of the tournament and leading his country to the top of the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. ‘Next Emperor’ Kylian Mbappe threatened Messi until the end with a hat-trick, but luck did not follow him.
It was a perfect ‘hero narrative’. Messi, who was defeated in the first group match against Saudi Arabia, scored an attack point (6 goals, 3 assists) in 5 out of 6 matches and led Argentina to victory (including penalty shootout). In the final against France, he competed with Mbappe, the ’emerging powerhouse’, and eventually Messi reached the top and completed his own myth. 안전놀이터
Messi, who achieved everything a soccer player can do by winning the World Cup, stayed in his home country of Argentina, enjoyed the joy of winning, took a break, and returned to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Now naturally, attention is focused on Messi’s next destination. Messi, wearing a PSG uniform in 2021, his contract with PSG expires in the summer of 2023. He has a one-year extension option, but Inter Miami is sending hot love calls, and there is talk of returning to his home team, Barcelona.
However, PSG president Al-Khelaifi had a different idea. Chairman Al-Khelaifi said: “I can confirm a thousand times that Messi is very happy at PSG. I think he wants to stay at PSG. Negotiations for a new contract will be discussed after the World Cup.”
Manager Christophe Galtier also said: “I see Messi very happy here. So we will see his thoughts on the club’s project and there are already talks going on. Our board has discussed with Messi about renewing the contract.” added.