'He is unrecognizable' - French football pundit on Lionel Messi's performances for PSG

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi moved to PSG from Barcelona in the summer
Lionel Messi moved to PSG from Barcelona in the summer / John Berry/GettyImages

French football journalist, Nabil Djellit has given his view on Argentina icon, Lionel Messi's form at Paris Saint-Germain, making a huge claim by stating that the striker does not look like a "seven-time Ballon d'Or award winner" in Paris.

PSG completed arguably the biggest signing in football history when they managed to sign Messi on a free transfer from Barcelona in the summer, though the player has not had the best of starts to life in the French capital so far, scoring six goals in all competitions, of which only one has come in Ligue 1.

This has led to claims that the 34-year-old is on the downturn in his career and Djellit did not hold back in his opinion of the players performances so far.

“If I had been told that Lionel Messi was going to land in Ligue 1. What I see during this first part of the season, Lionel Messi; I say Lionel Messi only scored one goal; for me, it is science fiction. But that’s the reality, unfortunately, he told La Chaine L'Equipe.

“It is more about the basics of beating Pascal Nouma’s pole record with Strasbourg than anything else. He lacks success. He is not the player we know; he is not a player who looks like a seven-time Ballon d’Or player. He is unrecognizable. There is what PSG’s fault is, but there is also what he is doing, which is far from what we can hope for; we’re talking about Lionel Messi!"

Despite such claims, Messi has already shown glimpses of his brilliance especially in the Champions League and if he continues his good form then PSG stand a good chance of winning their maiden European honour.