“They ask him for 50 goals per season, if he doesn't do it, people talk”: Herrera defends Messi

“They ask him for 50 goals per season, if he doesn't do it, people talk”: Herrera defends Messi

PSG midfielder defended Lionel Messi after criticism.

“They ask him for 50 goals per season, if he does not score them, people talk”: Herrera defends Messi

The PSG midfielder defended Lionel Messi after criticism. (Photo: AFP)/

Lionel Messi did not have the season that all the fans of the PSG and football expected, barely 11 goals in 34 games, aroused criticism in France, in addition to the elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid.

Following criticism of Lionel, his PSG teammate Ander Herrera came to his defense. “They ask him for 50 goals per season. From then on, if he doesn't make them, people talk”, he declared for the AS newspaper.

“Nor should we forget that Leo has had the all-time record in Ligue 1: he hit the sticks 10 times! If he had scored ten more goals, it would be a very good season for Leo. But for me he is the best of all time, without any discussion. Now I admire him even more for how he manages his day to day with total humility, always with a smile for people”, he added.

The Spanish midfielder was asked if Messi was no longer ready to score 50 goals per season, this he said: “With Leo you can't say that. It's like Cristiano, they never lower the piston. Leo goes with Argentina and he scores five goals for you. Cristiano returns to Manchester and has a great season. As for the judgments that Leo has to accept another situation, I am not so daring.”

Also, he explained what Messi can hit Mbappé on the field of play. “Kylian can take advantage of Leo a lot. He is going to put the ball in the right place and with his speed he will be hand in hand with the goalkeeper, where he is lethal.”