Even though the Argentine has been linked with a move to MLS, PSG boss Galtier is sure that Messi is still committed to PSG’s success
Despite Lionel Messi being in the final four months of his contract and having not yet agreed to new terms with PSG, Christophe Galtier has expressed his confidence in Messi’s commitment to the team even after their exit from the Champions League.
There have been rumors of a possible break-up of PSG’s star-studded forward line following their elimination by Bayern Munich in the last-16 stage.
However, Galtier believes that Messi and former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, who is also in a similar contract situation, will not let their standards drop in the upcoming weeks, despite being linked with a move to MLS.
Galtier wants more recognition for the French league
“There is no doubt about these two great players with incredible track records, who know this kind of situation,” Galtier said at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Brest.
“They are very high-level players, who go quickly from one game to another. Regarding their contractual situations, they are used to living in this kind of moment.”
Furthermore, Galtier dismissed the notion that there is any need to convince Kylian Mbappe to continue playing for PSG after their latest failure in the Champions League. Galtier affirmed that Mbappe is dedicated to PSG and demonstrates his commitment every time he takes the field.
“I don’t have to try to convince Kylian Mbappe,” Galtier said. “Kylian is a Paris Saint-Germain player, he shows it every time he plays, and he has a great determination to succeed and take the club as high as possible.”
Galtier thinks PSG’s success has been undervalued compared to Bayern’s regular Bundesliga victories and wants more recognition for the French league.
“If PSG win this title, it will be the 11th, which has never been reached in this country,” he said. “We should not minimize this achievement.
“Some of our players have extraordinary records but are obsessed with adding this trophy, some haven’t won it before. It’s a very important thing.
“You all send out the message that this league title is easy, but it isn’t. I see what’s happening abroad. Bayern don’t win the Champions League every year.
“But every time they win their league, they have a big celebration, they share it with their supporters and everyone at the club.
“It must be the same with us. We need to stop trivializing being French champions. It is not easy.”