PSG director gives his opinion on Lionel Messi's performances for the club

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi has had a slow start to life in Paris
Lionel Messi has had a slow start to life in Paris / John Berry/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director, Leonardo has given his opinion on Argentina icon, Lionel Messi's performances for the club in the first half of the campaign following his move to the French capital last summer.

PSG completed arguably the best transfer in the history of football when they managed to sign Messi on a free transfer, but it has not been all plain sailing for the 34-year-old as struggled to adjust in Ligue 1 so far, managing to score only on goal in the league.

The striker for his part has been his usual brilliant self in the Champions League though with five goals to his name and Leonardo has hailed the impact of Messi for the club.

"Leo Messi is indisputable for me. If you start arguing about Messi, you don't know anything about football. His numbers in these months have been incredible. He and Mbappe have participated in almost all the club's goals; he has been decisive," he told Le JDD and Europe1 as quoted by Mirror.

"He has been playing the same way for 20 years. Things change when you have other players beside you in the team. But he is adaptable because he is a genius and the other geniuses have to adapt to him."

PSG for their part have made a good start to the season and are currently 13 points ahead at the top of the Ligue 1 table, while they have also qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.