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Could Lionel Messi Be a Failed Experiment Judging By The Numerous Positions Deployed By Pochettino?

Lionel Messi has become an object of ridicule ever since he completed his move to the French capital club Paris Saint Germain during the summer transfer window.

He finally cut ties with his boyhood club FC Barcelona after 21 years of service at the Nou Camp where he won six Ballon dOr awards and 35 major trophies.

Since he arrived at the Parc des Princes, Lionel Messi has been deployed in different positions by the coach Mauricio Pochettino in a bid to find the best position for the diminutive Argentine following his poor performances.

Lionel Messi is one player that rarely has a bad day no matter the tempo of the game or the teams he's up against. But here in Paris, he has been a shadow of himself which has led many to ask if he has become a failed experiment at the hands of the coach.

Well, one cannot entirely say if he's a failed experiment or not but we've witnessed the coach play him as a left-winger, second striker and in a playmaker role but all to no avail as he could only score once and without providing an assist.

At Barcelona and the Argentina National Team, Lionel Messi flourished at the different positions he was deployed but how he is unable to muster a shot on goal in his appearances for PSG is worrisome.

Rather, he seems to be hitting the crossbars in most of the games with the recent one coming in their yesterday's defeat to Rennes from a 25-yard free-kick.

Messi has failed to live to the billing of the fans after such a kingly welcome and massive support across the globe by his supporters. His inconsistent performances at Paris Saint Germain have made some fans lose interest from watching his games.

He might be new at the club but he isn't an average player that could need all the time in the world to settle in. He must find his foot as soon as possible and the perfect time to do that is at the international break with Argentina.


PHOTO CREDITS: Google Images, Getty Images, Sky Sports, Goal, B/R Football, PSG Facebook Page.


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