Saint-Germain is not happy with Messi’s call up to Argentina. How does an injured player join his national team?
Shock and surprise at the same time hit the Saint-Germain team and its fans, when the coach of the Argentine national team summoned the injured star Lionel Messi.
The player who missed the two matches of his team with its German host Leipzig in the Champions League (a 2-2 draw) and its host Bordeaux in the French League (the Paris team won 3-2) due to a left knee injury, was included by Lionel Scaloni, coach of “Tango” for the two matches of the “Albasiliste” team. Against its host Uruguay on the 12th of this month, and 4 days later against Brazil in Buenos Aires.
However, the Brazilian Leonardo, the sporting director of the French capital team, expressed his anger at the recall of Messi, and said, “We do not agree to allow a player who is not fit to play with us and is still in the recovery stage, to join his country.”
And he continued – in his speech to the French newspaper “Le Parisien” – that “this is illogical and this kind of situation must be discussed with FIFA (International Football Association).”