'Man is so p****d!' - Lionel Messi appears to head straight down tunnel while teammates stay on pitch after PSG defeat
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Lionel Messi appeared to head down the tunnel while his teammates stayed on the pitch after Paris Saint-Germain suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Rennes on Sunday.
Karl Toko Ekambi opened the scoring for Rennes ahead of half-time before Arnaud Kalimuendo doubled his side’s lead early into the second half at Parc des Princes.
Christophe Galtier’s men, who were dumped out of the Champions League this month by Bayern Munich, struggled to turn the tide of the match in their favour.
Following their Ligue 1 defeat to Rennes, footage emerged of PSG players spotted on the pitch and applauding the Parc des Princes faithful.
However, footage also showed a visibly dejected Messi marching down the tunnel and straight into the locker room while his PSG teammates were on the pitch.
“Man is so p****d,” one fan said.
A second added: “Please let him leave. Like they don’t deserve him at all.”
“What did they expect? PSG fans are so annoying,” another tweeted.
While a fourth wrote: “He needs to take a pay cut and go back to Barcelona.”
One Twitter user posted: “He’s definitely coming back to Barca.”
Surely he’s done with Paris now? 🤲— Reshad Rahman (@ReshadRahman_) March 19, 2023
Ahead of the Rennes match, Messi’s name was met with boos by some PSG fans when the Parc des Princes announcer confirmed that he would be in the starting XI.
Messi is out of contract with PSG in the summer and the Argentine forward’s future in the French capital has been plunged into serious doubt in recent months.
The 2022 World Cup winner has been linked with a sensational return to Barcelona, as well as being subject to intense transfer interest from the MLS and Saudi Arabia.
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo insisted that the Camp Nou is Messi’s “home” and believes his return “would help us a lot” in their bid to win the Champions League.
“I would love it if he could come back. He is the best player in the world and this is his home,” he told Infobae.
“His return would help us a lot to try to win another Champions League. Hopefully, there are chances to have him again. We all want him by our side.”
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