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Thierry Henry reveals he was not surprised by Lionel Messi's reaction to being substituted

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi was understood to be unhappy on being substituted during PSG's 2-1 win over Lyon
Lionel Messi was understood to be unhappy on being substituted during PSG's 2-1 win over Lyon / BSR Agency/Getty Images
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French legend, Thierry Henry has admitted that he was unsurprised by Argentina icon, Lionel Messi's apparent frustrated reaction after he was substituted during Paris Saint-Germain's 2-1 win over Lyon.

Messi was substituted by PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino with 15 minutes to go in normal time and the club searching for a winner - though the Ligue 1 giants eventually won the game thanks to a Mauro Icardi strike.

However, all the attention post the game was on Messi who made his displeasure with his substitution clear by refusing shake Pochettino's hand as he trudged to the bench.

Henry who played alongside Messi at Barcelona, revealed that he was not surprised by the reaction of the record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner.

“No, not really. It does not surprise me. Maybe he didn't want to go out. We don't know what they're saying to each other. Let's not start the controversy. He surely wanted to stay on the pitch so he could score," he said while speaking on Amazon Prime as a sports analyst.

“But it will come, it will come quietly. It takes time to adapt even for the best player in the world.”

Messi who moved to Paris from Barcelona in the summer is yet to open his account for his new club in three appearances so far for them and will look to get his season up and running as soon as possible.

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