'Bohot kharab kia'- Fans react as Lionel Messi believes he did not get enough recognition from club after 2022 World Cup win

Lionel Messi recently revealed that he was not recognised enough by PSG following his World Cup title in Qatar last year.

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Lionel Messi has achieved everything in his footballing career. The Argentine captain has been the best player in the history of football. The one thing that was missing from his trophy cabinet was the prestigious FIFA World Cup, which the player won last year in Qatar, making him the most decorated player of all time.

He travelled to the USA and is currently playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) for Inter Miami. Speculations arrived that he might join FC Barcelona after he left Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). But he decided to join the David Beckham-owned club instead of choosing Barca.

Recently in an interview, he revealed the lack of recognition he got at Paris Saint-Germain after winning the World Cup with Argentina last year. He wanted to parade his trophy in the club's stadium ahead of the first game back. But the club did not let him because they feared some backlash from supporters.

I say that I didn’t enjoy being there: Lionel Messi

The 36-year-old said, "That’s how things worked out. If I’m honest, it didn’t go as I hoped it would. I always say that everything happens for a reason and although I say that I didn’t enjoy being there, I won the World Cup when I was there (at PSG). Everything happens for a reason and if that’s the way it had to be, I understood that later."

"It’s understandable, I was living in the country we had beaten in the final, and they missed out on being world champions again because of us. I was the only World Cup winner who didn’t get any recognition (from his club)." Messi left PSG in the summer after his contract expired and opted to join Inter Miami.

The forward recently scored a brilliant goal from a freekick against Ecuador. The World Cup winner is tied with the most freekicks scored alongside David Beckham with 65 goals. He picked up an injury in the game against Toronto FC.

Here's how fans reacted:

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