Luis Suarez claims Lionel Messi is "suffering at PSG"

Suarez claims Messi is suffering at PSG
Suarez claims Messi is suffering at PSG / Aurelien Meunier/GettyImages

Luis Suarez has insisted that his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is "struggling at Paris Saint-Germain" following his move from Camp Nou in the summer.

The Catalan giants were unable to renew Messi's contract due to LaLiga's financial regulations and were forced to let their club captain join PSG on a free transfer. The 34-year-old is still finding his feet in Paris, and Suarez believes his friend isn't happy in the French capital.

The Atletico Madrid player revealed that he speaks with Messi "every day" and also touched upon their “difficult feelings” when they played against each another at Camp Nou.

“We talk every day, we always try to avoid expectations because we are players and we know how we have to act in those moments, we talk about the games, about the family,” he told TNT Sports.

“He told me that when he is playing in the cold, he suffers a lot and with the snow. You have to get used to what the cold weather there is like, sure.

“It was difficult feelings for us both to face each other at the Camp Nou. On the other hand, when we play for Uruguay against Argentina it is different, they are always beautiful games and having Leo as a rival is difficult and complicated.”

PSG sit atop the Ligue 1 table, but Messi has scored just once in the league until now, and the French media pulled no punches when describing his performance in Wednesday’s goalless draw against Nice. L'Equipe wrote "Messi is giving the impression that he always plays at the same slow pace and, on occasions, seems disconnected from his teammates."