Lionel Messi caused a real 'noise' after the fine by the club, and this will mean that we will not see Messi for the next two weeks. Namely, after the match against Lorient, Messi voluntarily left Paris and went to Saudi Arabia.
The club could not remain silent about it, and they decided to fine him. The Argentinian decided to apologize via social media and explain where the problem arose.
“Hello, well, I wanted to make this video after everything that is happening.
First of all, I apologise to my team-mates, to the club.
Honestly, I thought we were going to have a day off after the game, as had been happening in previous weeks.
I had this trip to Arabia organised and I couldn’t cancel it. I had already cancelled it before.
I repeat again and apologise for what I did.
Here I am, waiting for what the club decides”. - he said on Instagram.
Christophe Galtier on the club's decision
Christophe Galtier commented on the decision to fine Messi at the press conference. The French expert was not familiar with the decisions made by the management, so he did not have much to say.
"I was informed by the board at the start of the week of the decision to suspend Messi. When I was informed, I had the responsibility of not commenting on it.
I'm employed by the club and that is my role... The decision was nothing to do with me.
I was informed of the decision.
Leo's suspension has added to poor performances, we can't hide behind that... I can't say it has been a pleasant period. There's a target to achieve, players are working hard. We are focused and committed."- he said, as quoted by eurosport.com Fans of the Paris club are dissatisfied with the current situation.
The matter went so far that individuals came in front of Neymar's house and chanted for the Brazilian to leave the club. Galtier believes that such things are unnecessary. "Regarding the protests in front of a player's home, we have to be careful with that.
Private life must remain private," said Galtier.
"I can understand the anger, the disappointment of our fans. You may protest at the training ground or at the PSG office, or after a match at the Parc des Princes but I cannot accept it at anyone's house.
There is a lot of these things happening at the moment, and they can be uncontrollable and dangerous".