Former PSG winger Jerome Rothen has slammed Lionel Messi’s intent and mentality at the club, revealing that the Argentinian never wanted to train in the morning.
Messi’s time at the French capital city came to an end as the Argentine played his final game against Clermont Foot last week.
It has been confirmed that the 35-year-old will be joining Major League Soccer side Inter Miami as a free agent upon the expiration of his contract with the Parisian club.
Rothen is accusing the Argentine of not wanting to adapt during his time at the Parisian club.
There was one instance in which Messi left training before the conclusion and manager Christophe Galtier came out to clarify that the forward had a calf issue.
Rothen, though, said that was not the case, as he told RMC Sport, “We got wind of a lot of things. We mopped up all that because it wasn’t the time to talk about it.
“Remember the day he left training. The club had covered it all up saying it was a small calf injury. It was all wrong, absolutely wrong. The reason? Monsieur was fed up with this that was offered to him in training.
“It was certainly a day when his children were suffering in my opinion… (ironic) He was not well in his head so he left training. He went back to the locker room, he took a shower, he left. It shows how much he respected his coach and his teammates.
“He very often wanted to change the pace of training. He did not want to train in the morning. He told the staff on several occasions that training in the morning is not good. That you have to train in the afternoon. Fortunately the staff did not give up. This shows that he wanted to change certain things and that he did not want to adapt.”