Enemies Closer? Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos Still Share Cold Relations in PSG Locker Room

Published 11/12/2021, 8:30 AM EST


Things aren’t going as well at Paris Saint Germain as everyone would have presumed. The French team had one of the greatest transfer windows this year, after signing Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi for free, among other superstars.

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However, according to a report from Marca, Messi, and Ramos don’t have the best relationship in the dressing room. The Spaniard does have an amazing relationship with the rest of the PSG squad, but his bond with Messi is just “cordial.” Additionally, Messi too is on good terms with his Barcelona teammate Neymar Jr., and his Argentinian compatriot, Angel di Maria.

Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi have been fierce rivals for a long time

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The reason for this is understandable, as Ramos and Messi have been fierce rivals in Spain for over a decade. Both of them captained their teams against each other for several El Clasicos and will find it hard to let go of all the animosity.

Moreover, both Messi and Ramos have failed to do much on the pitch. Ramos is coming back from an injury, while Messi is finding it hard to adapt to a new league. Nevertheless, the Argentinian forward has done amazingly where it matters the most, in the UEFA Champions League.

Messi has scored three goals in three UCL matches for PSG and has guided the team to second place in their UCL group behind Manchester City. The Parisian club is doing amazingly in the league as they are already at the top, with a lead of ten points over second place.

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Paris Saint Germain and their performances in the UCL

While they are in second place in their UCL group, PSG’s performances haven’t been convincing at all. Messi’s goals have helped them clinch a few points, but they don’t look like the world-beaters a squad like theirs should look like.

Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Paris St Germain v Olympique Lyonnais – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – September 19, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi reacts REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The onus is on PSG’s manager Mauricio Pochettino to get the squad together and help them get their form back before the next stage of the UCL starts. PSG have been looking for their first UCL title for a long time now. If they don’t win it this season, it could well be the end of Pochettino’s reign at the club.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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