The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner shocked the world last summer with his sensational exit from Barcelona after a remarkable playing career at the Camp Nou.
Messi was snapped up by PSG on a free transfer, with the Argentine ace reportedly earning an eye-watering £960,000 per week after inking a lucrative contract.
However, the 34-year-old PSG forward has struggled to replicate his scintillating Barcelona form at the Parc des Princes.
Messi, who is under contract until 2023, has only scored twice in 15 Ligue 1 appearances and registered nine assists.
The former Barcelona captain has been much better in front of the net for PSG during the Champions League, with Messi scoring five times in six appearances.
Messi’s form and lack of impact at the Parisian-based club have been brought into question in recent weeks, with fans claiming that he is a “finished” player.
One fan has now produced a compilation to staunchly defend Messi’s lack of attacking input at PSG.
Footage from the compilation shows Messi excelling as a playmaker and playing through sublime balls to Mbappe, only for his PSG teammate to fail in the final third.
“People said Messi wouldn’t make it without Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta. Without them he became them,” one fan tweeted.
Messi only has 2 league goals— yash (@yash_xo) February 22, 2022
Also Messi; pic.twitter.com/AZ7MP6ZHEP
Another added: “This is the ‘finished Messi’ at PSG. I want someone to post a video of a player having a better performance than Messi. I'm waiting.”
“Mbappe missing a lot of easy chances,” a third commented.
Someone else posted: “Damn, Mbappe is hella wasteful.”
While a fifth wrote: “Messi is so much more than stats, even [though] his career stats are insane [but] it doesn’t do him justice. I really hope we get to see another player like him but I highly doubt it.”
Despite the criticism towards Mbappe, the PSG forward has been in stunning form for the Ligue 1 outfit this season.
The 23-year-old French superstar has scored 12 times in the league this season and is two shy of Ligue 1 top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder.
Mbappe, who has also registered nine assists in Ligue 1, scored the crucial winner for PSG in their first-leg round-of-16 clash against Real Madrid last week.
Messi’s penalty was saved by Thibaut Courtois in the second half, but Mbappe stepped up late in injury time to seal a stunning 1-0 win at the Parc des Princes.
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