Leonardo brakes on Messi: ‘There is respect and I do not enter that debate’

Leonardo, PSG sports director, has lowered the tone of the messages he released in January regarding the possibility that Leo Messi He could play for the French club from July 1 taking into account that the Argentine ends his contract with FC Barcelona on June 30 and has not yet renewed.

Messi? Honestly, I don’t even want to get into this debate, precisely because respect has always been there. And now is not the time to go into the analysis of that situation, “he said on France Bleu station.

On January 19, in an interview with France Football, the Brazilian was not so respectful: “Great players like Messi they will always be on the PSG list. But of course, this is not the time to talk about it or dream about it. But we are sitting at the great table of those who are closely following this matter. In fact, we are not sitting at that table yet, but our chair is reserved in case … Four months in football is an eternity, especially in these times ”.

From FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman He asked for more respect from PSG, especially since there were a knockout round of the Champions League pending. Mauricio Pochettino, coach of the French team, was the first to listen to him before the first leg (1-4 at the Camp Nou) and now it seems that Leonardo He also puts on the brakes, at least for the moment, before the return on March 10 in Paris.