Lionel Messi finally made his much-anticipated debut for the new club Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. Argentina came in front of the sold-out crowd as a 66th minute substitute as PSG beat the Rams 2-0 in League 1.
It was unusual to see Macy wearing a number 30 PSG shirt, but it proved that the new environment is not going to stop him from giving his best. Manager Mauricio Pochettino gradually decided to add him to the team and chose to replace him with his first start.
“He is still far from his best form but he is training well and will be fit in the next two weeks,” Pochettino said. BBC
Fans were eager to see Macy’s debut for PSG, and spectators from both sides began to warm up as they applauded enthusiastically. Shortly after PSG’s second goal, Messi came to replace his former Barcelona team-mate Neymar Jr.
“We are looking forward to the best from him. I am very happy that he made his debut. It was very important to him. He was good, he gave the team peace of mind from his first touch. It’s good to start with a win, “Pochettino added, adding that Messi didn’t score a goal, he was a clear threat and made a number of mistakes as the Rams players netted their effects. Tried my best
Killian Mbabane scored both of his goals thanks to the help of former Real Madrid players. Angel de Maria set it up for the first goal while newcomer Ichraf Hakimi provided the second cross.
Coincidentally, this could be Mbabane’s last two goals for PSG, with his transfer to Real Madrid currently underway. However, his performance on Sunday reinforced PSG’s position that it did not want to sell it this summer.
With just two days left in the summer transfer window, Real Madrid are still waiting for PSG to accept an offer of 10 million euros in addition to 170 million euros for the French forward.
Pochettino, for one, was glad Mbappe was still available for him against the Rams. “Killian is our player and you know there are always gossip and rumors in football and business. I think our president and our supporting director were very clear and they are still here. I really care about Killian. Be happy
The manager’s words will certainly be a source of frustration for Real Madrid fans, but as the clock ticks, it is becoming increasingly clear that Mbabane may have to wait until next summer to finally reach the Santiago Bernabeu. Keep pace