Jérôme Rothen would not be shocked if Lionel Messi was whistled by part of the public at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, during the reception of Rennes.
For the first time since their elimination in the knockout stages of the Champions League, the players of Paris Saint-Germain return to the Parc des Princes this Sunday (5:05 p.m.), on behalf of the 28th day of Ligue 1. A meeting during which inevitably, the reception of Parisian supporters for their proteges will be closely scrutinized. We remember that last season, Lionel Messi, Neymar and others were heavily whistled by part of the public.
For Jérôme Rothen, it would not be shocking if this happened again this Sunday. “BOf course Lionel Messi can be whistled, he’s a player like any other. Otherwise, you have to do something else, another sport. Where to go in a team where he is sure to be respected as a planetary star, that he goes to these championships there in this case there. There will be fewer supporters waiting behind you, like me, who have been hungry since he signed for PSG.”thus dropped the former midfielder of PSG on the airwaves of RMC.
“It has nothing to do with them”
« You are unhappy when you are a supporter. It hurts my heart to see PSG come out in the round of 16 every year, he continued. Would it shock me if Lionel Messi was whistled? But not at all. Not just Lionel Messi though. He may be one of the whistled players. (…) What is the way for the supporter, who is the soul of the club, to be heard? The supporters are there for life. Most of the time, Messi doesn’t go to see them, he doesn’t care about them being there in good and bad times. So yes, he can be whistled against Rennes and if so, that will not shock me. » The sevenfold Ballon d’Or is warned.