Former England and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen made “strange” statements regarding Paris Saint-Germain’s inclusion of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.
And Michael Owen considered that Paris Saint-Germain seems weaker with the former Barcelona star, Argentine Lionel Messi.
In a statement to BT Sport, Owen said that “the presence of distinguished players in Saint-Germain, such as Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, makes the team play weaker.”
He added, “I do not know why many people tend to nominate Saint-Germain to win the Champions League. I think that English teams such as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are much better than the French club.”
Owen pointed out that players who recently joined PSG, such as Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi and Gianluigi Donnarumma, are more important to the club than Messi.
He explained, “Signing players like Donnarumma and Ramos, gives Saint-Germain a greater chance to win the Champions League, and not sign with Messi,” according to the Spanish newspaper, “Marca”.
Last month, Saint-Germain officially announced the transfer of Messi to its ranks with a two-year contract with the possibility of renewing it for an additional year, after Barcelona spoke about the financial and structural obstacles to the regulations of the Spanish League, which prevented the “flea” from staying with the team.
Messi engraved his name in golden letters in the history of the Spanish League because he is the player who won the most matches in the tournament, after achieving 383 victories with Barcelona, while he played the largest number of matches in the competition with 778 games.
The most important player in Barcelona’s history topped the list of Barcelona’s top scorer in the Champions League with 120 goals, overwhelming the retired Brazilian star duo Rivaldo and his former friend in the Catalan club and the current Atletico Madrid striker, Uruguayan Luis Suarez, who scored 25 goals in the most important continental tournament in Europe.