What a disgrace…
Lionel Messi (34) was named a world footballer twice and won the Ballon d’Or seven times. Neymar (30) was the Champions League top scorer with ten goals in the 2014/15 season, was Brazilian Footballer of the Year and was nominated for the World Footballer title. With their coach Mauricio Pochettino (50), the two superstars paraded without incident with Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1 championship. And yet, their three personalities are absent from the announcement of this year’s nominees for the trophies of the best of Ligue 1.!
The French Players’ Union (UNFP) deemed the performances of Messi, Neymar and Pochettino too poor for an award. Humiliation for Messi, Neymar and Pochettino!
This summer, PSG bought newcomers for 89.50 million euros and signed superstars Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos (35), Georginio Wijnaldum (30) and European champion goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ( 22 years old). Especially with world footballer Messi, the hopes were high. But the Argentinian has only played a mixed season. The attacking star has only scored four league goals. It’s the worst figure for Barcelona since their debut season in 04/05 – in which they needed just seven league games to do so.
The demands on Neymar and Pochettino were also significantly higher than just winning the league. Paris was to dominate not only in France but also in Europe. But PSG have already lost in the round of 16 Champions League against Real Madrid. Moreover, the team around ball artists Messi and Neymar has rarely managed to inspire its spectators with football festivals. In France, the wins were credited to the sole team with a total market value of €903.45 million and were taken for granted. Now, the non-nomination has been followed by a punishment!
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In place of head coach Pochettino, the UNFP has Jorge Sampaoli (62), coach of Olympique de Marseille, Bruno Genesio (55) of Stade Rennes, Antoine Kombouare (58) of FC Nantes, Julien Stephan (41) from Strasbourg and Christophe Galtier (55). ) selected by OGC Nice. Galtier was named best coach last year.
Among the players, Messi’s teammate Kilian Mbappé (23) was nominated, who has 35 goals and 23 assists in all competitions. Also in selection: Wissam Ben Yedder (31 years old) from AS Monaco, Lucas Paquetá (24 years old) from Olympique Lyonnais, Dimitri Payet (35 years old) from Olympique de Marseille and Martin Terrier (25 years old) from Rennais Stadium.
Two other PSG players have hopes in other categories: Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of the nominees for the best goalkeeper of the year. Nuno Mendes (19) is in the selection of the youngest player of the season. You can dream of a prize – Messi and Neymar as well as Pochettino won’t get anything…