Ex-Liverpool Star Carragher: Messi Called Me 'Donkey' for Criticising His PSG Transfer

© AFP 2022 / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTParis Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi speaks to the crowd as he is introduced during a presentation ceremony prior to the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Racing Club Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on August 14, 2021.
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi speaks to the crowd as he is introduced during a presentation ceremony prior to the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Racing Club Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on August 14, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.01.2022
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The Argentine superstar signed a contract with the French club last year, after a dramatic exit from his years-long team Barcelona, but he is yet to reach his peak form in Ligue 1.
Football pundit and ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said an angered Lionel Messi called him a "donkey" for criticising the Argentine superstar's transfer to PSG.
Carragher and Gary Neville were discussing the player during "Friday Night Football" on Sky News, mentioning their previous takes on the "best team of 2021", marking the players who showed their best during the year, and Carragher mentioned that the PSG forward is "not happy with me at all".

"I had a little pop at Ronaldo earlier in the season, didn't think it was a great signing for United, then I said the example of Messi, I didn't think Messi's a great signing for PSG. It was on Monday Night Football and I got a private message on Instagram... I will not be showing private messages but he basically called me a donkey... He watches Monday Night Football, so hopefully, he's watching Friday Night Football as well, because Lionel I absolutely love you", the commentator stated.

Carragher added that Messi is "the greatest player of all time", but he won't be in the ideal "team 2021".

"You haven't played well enough, even if you did win the Copa America in the summer. It's not enough to leave my man, Mohamed Salah, out".

Messi joined PSG last summer after Barcelona did not extend his contract due to financial issues. In 11 league games, he's only scored once and provided five assists.
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