The former coach of the Blues, Raymond Domenech, believes that the whistles of Parisian supporters against Lionel Messi were justified.
Saturday, Lionel Messi had an eventful evening. Returning to competition for the reception of Ajaccio (5-0 victory for PSG) after being suspended by his management after an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia, the sevenfold Ballon d’Or was targeted by a party of the public at the Parc des Princes, who did not hesitate to whistle the Argentinian icon at each of his touches of the ball. Whistles which over the match were covered by applause.
Despite the absence of Parisian ultras, Lionel Messi is WHISTLED during his first balls #PSGACA pic.twitter.com/3HpdhELn2I
— Football.fr (@football_fr) May 13, 2023
A preferential treatment that caused a huge reaction around the world. And there are many who come to the defense of the former Barcelonan. This is not the case of Raymond Domenech who, on the set of the L’Equipe chain, hinted that the native of Rosario deserved these whistles.
“He is responsible for these whistles”
“Messi is the player of the last ten years and everything we want. But, amorous spite, I believe in it, thus indicated the former tricolor coach. I too was expecting something else. Seeing him arrive, we said to ourselves that things will happen. But he didn’t succeed or didn’t want to create something with the public. And this one does not return it to him. And somewhere, he’s responsible for those whistles. At the end of the match, he breaks, he does not even go to see them. Not even a hello. He did not create contact with the public. »
Raymond Domenech also recognized that we “may still be shocked” that one of the best players in history is whistled by his own supporters.