Lionel Messi (Argentina), who was disciplined for visiting Saudi Arabia without his team’s permission, apologized to his teammates and the club.
Messi apologized to his teammates and club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), through a video posted on his social media on the 6th (Korean time) and explained, “Like last week, I thought the day after the game was a holiday.” did.
Messi, who led Argentina to victory at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year, visited Saudi Arabia on April 30 after playing against Lorient in the French professional football league 1.
However, the visit to Saudi Arabia was not permitted by the club, and PSG, who lost 3-1 to Lorient, were scheduled to train the day after the match.
In the end, PSG issued a disciplinary punishment that banned Messi from playing and training for the time being, and decided to stop paying salaries for that period.
Messi’s contract with PSG expires at the end of this season, and observations have been made that the possibility of PSG and Messi’s contract renewal has become slim.
Messi, who took a video of his apology wearing a suit, said, “I’ve canceled plans to visit Saudi Arabia once before, so it was difficult to change the schedule this time.”
PSG is leading the French league with 24 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in the 2022-2023 season.
PSG’s remaining matches this season are five.
Regarding the disciplinary period, local media in France reported that it was two weeks, but AFP reported that “the club does not confirm the disciplinary period.”
If Messi doesn’t appear in the game for two weeks, he will miss two of the team’s remaining five games. PSG are five points ahead of second-placed Marseille, so they could secure the title within two weeks.
PSG’s another key player, Neymar (Brazil), also underwent surgery on his right ankle in March, making it difficult to return this season. 안전놀이터
After this season, prospects such as returning to FC Barcelona (Spain) and advancing to Saudi Arabia or the US league are emerging over where Messi will go.