Lionel Messi: Argentina players showed respect for PSG star in training drill

Argentina players playfully hit each other after failing in training game - they didn't dare touch Lionel Messi after he messed up himself

Lionel Messi is a true football legend.

The 34-year-old has broken record-after-record during his career and is regarded by many to be the greatest footballer of all-time.

Messi is highly respected by his Argentina teammates and they showed that in a recent training session.

The PSG forward was recently called up to national duty for their upcoming games against Italy and Brazil.

Messi and some of his teammates, including Nicolas Otamendi, Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa and Rodrigo De Paul, took part in a training drill where each player has to keep the ball up in the air after taking two touches with two different limbs.

If a player messes up, they are then playfully hit by their teammates.

Argentina players playfully hit each other after failing in training game - they didn't dare touch Lionel Messi after he messed up himself
Soccer Football – South American Qualifiers – Argentina training – Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina – March 23, 2022 Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Rodrigo de Paul and Leandro Paredes during training REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Otamendi messes up and is hit by his teammates. De Paul got the same treatment.

Messi also proved he was human by failing himself. He accidentally took more than two touches.

But, instead of hitting him like they did to Otamendi and De Paul, Argentina’s players pretended that it never happened and quickly resumed playing again.

Watch the moment below (Messi messes up at 1:15)…

Argentina’s players wouldn’t dare hit Messi, even playfully. They know he’s untouchable!

Meanwhile, Cadena Ser report that Messi is ‘upset’ and ‘fed up’ with comments made about him by Barcelona president, Joan Laporta.

Laporta said in an interview with L’Esportiu ,per the Daily Mail: “These players who have signed for clubs like PSG have signed for money.

“Messi has gone as he has gone. [If] these players [want] to return to Barca one day, they would have to come [for] free.

“We are not in a position to carry out an operation of what the transfer of these players may cost – but even if we had the money, we would not do it.”

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