'Lionel Messi is isolated at PSG' - Thierry Henry

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi moved to Paris Saint Germain in the summer transfer window
Lionel Messi moved to Paris Saint Germain in the summer transfer window / John Berry/GettyImages

French legend and Lionel Messi's former Barcelona team-mate, Thierry Henry believes that the Argentina icon is "isolated" at Paris Saint-Germain and that the club could be getting more from the striker.

Messi who moved to PSG from Barcelona in the summer is still adapting to life in the French capital, as he is yet to open his goalscoring account in Ligue 1 despite making four appearances so far.

"He [Messi] is isolated, he is on the ball less. I wouldn't say he's sad, but he's isolated. I prefer him through the middle. I'm having trouble with Leo out on the right. In the middle, he can set the tempo. Something needs to be found in order to get Mbappe, Neymar and Messi to play together," Henry told RMC Sport.

Henry who played alongside Messi at Barcelona between 2007 to 2010 also questioned Messi's positioning under Mauricio Pochettino on the side, claiming that the Argentinian can not make the same impact on the right.

"I don't think he can make the difference on the right, but then I don't have the exact details from the tactical standpoint. Obviously when you stay high up and you get out of the way, you won't have an impact. Then you have fewer balls going towards him."

Despite his struggles in front of goal in the league, Messi has been excellent for PSG in the Champions League, scoring three goals in three games so far for them.