Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has condemned Paris Di Saint Germain star Angel Di Maria for suggesting that Lionel Messi might join him on the membership in France subsequent season.
Messi’s contract in Barca expires on the end of the present marketing campaign. And PSG is without doubt one of the few golf equipment in world football that would afford its salary.
It means there’s a chance Messi might hook up along with his Argentine counterpart Di Maria.
PSG’s director of sport, Leonardo, has already addressed the likelihood. He advised France Football (through Goal) last month: “Nice players like Messi will at all times be on the PSG roster. However this isn’t the time, in fact, to speak about it, or to dream about it. ”
Messi’s query, nevertheless, continues to come up. And Di Maria was requested after PSG’s 3-0 win over Nimes on Wednesday.
Talking to Canal Plus a couple of attainable move for Messi, former Man Utd frontman Di Maria said: “Sure, sure, I hope so.
“There are various prospects. We’ve got to be calm and issues will unfold. ”
These phrases filtered back to Koeman and the Dutchman was not happy.
Koeman responded after Barcelona defeated Granada 5-3 in a dramatic conflict on the Copa del Rey.
He said of Di Maria: “It appears to me to lack respect. Somebody could be wrong in saying one thing like that.
“It isn’t truthful. I do not suppose it’s respectful of Barca to talk as a player owned by us. So many individuals from PSG discuss rather a lot about Leo, who performs for Barca.
“Apart from, we now have a draw against them,” added Koeman. The 2 giants have been paired against one another within the last 16 of the Champions League.
Koeman commends Barcelona’s “unbelievable” victory
As for the 5-3 victory over Granada, Koeman was full of reward for his team. Barca got here back from two goals down in regular time and then ran riot in additional time.
He said: “It is superb. The football is superb. I feel we did well. We had a chance to win the sport earlier.
“The team has been large. Within the last 5 minutes of the second half, we scored two goals. Then additional time was unbelievable
“The very first thing that stands out in regards to the team is their mentality. We by no means cease attempting. ”