Messi is accused of changing his behaviour after winning the World Cup in Qatar.
Lionel Messi is not the “sweet guy” that he used to be since Argentina’s World Cup triumph, according to Jerome Rothen.
Messi finally realized his biggest football dream by leading Argentina to their third World Cup title last winter. The former Barcelona icon then ended his underwhelming spell at Paris Saint-Germain to start the final chapter in his career at Major League Soccer.
Rothen, who has slammed Messi for his attitude before, claims the Argentine icon has become more aggressive since lifting the World Cup trophy.
Speaking to RMC Sport, the former Paris Saint-Germain star said: “When it comes to their [Argentina’s] behaviour, they are the first to attack others. Starting with the star of this team, Leo Messi. Now that he is a world champion and has had a good rest ahead of the World Cup since two years ago at PSG.
“He used to have the image of a sweet guy, but now he has changed because his true personality is coming out and he got caught. Today you can’t even touch him anymore. Only when he takes a hit does he make the same comment he made to Rodrygo when he said, ‘Hey, I’m a world champion’. The team reflects an image of Argentines. Argentine nationality is like that and you feel superior because of someone else. They could have more class.”