Messi, management…Leonardo empties his bag

The former sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain, Leonardo, dropped some rather subtle spades at his former club during an interview with the Corriere della Serra.

Leonardo, PSG

Even if he mainly evokes the news of AC Milan during this interview and in particular the departure of Paolo Maldini, the Brazilian did not escape a few questions about PSG. Sacked last year by the champion of France and replaced by the Portuguese Luis Campos, Leonardo has remained rather discreet in recent months in the media.

The departure of Messi

During this interview with Corriere dello Serra, Leonardo notably commented on the departure of Lionel Messi. The Brazilian, who was in office when the Argentinian arrived at PSG in 2021 at the end of his contract with FC Barcelona, ​​​​gave his feelings on the player’s statements about his time in the capital. French. “I’m really sorry for what happened. He is an extraordinary person and a champion worthy of entering the Olympus of football with Pelé and Maradona. He has made a life choice that will allow him to better reconcile family and work. If you go to war, with Leo, you might not die alone. With others, yes”, did he let go. Even if he does not name anyone, we can think that Leonardo was targeting other PSG players here.

His little spade in the direction

The former sports director of PSG (2011-2013, 2019-2022) then released an ironic response when delivering his feelings on the current situation of the club, a year after his departure. “What does this famous joke say? With me, it’s difficult but without me, it’s impossible… Ahahaha! “, he continued. The management of the Parisian club, Nasser al-Khelaïfi in the lead, must have ears that are whistling…

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