Thierry Henry Warns PSG That 'Superhuman' Lionel Messi is Not the Answer to Their Problems

Arjun Singh Devgan
Paris Saint Germain have made five brilliant signings so far in the summer transfer window
Paris Saint Germain have made five brilliant signings so far in the summer transfer window / John Berry/Getty Images

French legend, Thierry Henry has warned Paris Saint-Germain that adding "superhuman" Lionel Messi to their squad is not enough for the French giants, as they still need to work on their balance and defensive issues.

PSG completed arguably the biggest transfer in football history after they signed Messi on a free transfer, with the Argentina icon putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the option of extending it by another year.

While Messi's arrival no doubt adds to PSG's attacking riches, Henry believes that Mauricio Pochettino needs to find the right balance in order to compete for major honours.

"Balance is the most important. At one point, we always talk about great players, attacking, going forward, but we need a balance. We are talking about the team in which I played at Barca, but people forget to point out that we weren't conceding a lot of goals," he told Dimanche Soir Foot on Amazon Prime.

"In general, teams that don't concede a lot of goals are not far from the title, or even from the Champions League. When you have superhuman players, it gets a little easier but when I see how Paris is evolving at the moment, they concede too many goals for my taste to be able to go a little further. It is true that there was a lack of players but the balance is the most important."

The Ligue 1 giants have enjoyed a brilliant transfer window so far, also signing Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum on free transfers, while Achraf Hakimi was brought in for £54million from Inter Milan