World superstar Lionel Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer in perhaps the biggest transfer in the last decade. However, he is yet to deliver, and he hasn't met the expectations of the Parisians' fans and management, especially in the French Ligue 1.

The Argentine has a slightly better performance in the Champions League, where he scored three goals in the first three matchdays. There will be a chance to improve his statistics on Wednesday when German side Leipzig host PSG at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig on Matchday 4 of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Group Stage.

However, In five matches of the French championship, Messi is yet to find the net and to make matters worse, was replaced at halftime in Friday's duel against Lille when his side was down to 1-0. After the game, the Red and Blues director of sports, Leonardo, shared his honest thoughts on the Argentine's form.

Leonardo: Messi played three games for Argentina and now he has muscle fatigue

The Brazilian sporting director, Leonardo didn't hold back when attempting to explain his reasons as to why Lionel Messi is yet to his best form and score a domestic goal: "It is a little hard to explain. In these two months at PSG, he has spent more time with the Argentina national team, than here.

"Three games were played during the previous international break, and now, as a result, Messi has muscle problems. It is normal. The same thing happened to Neymar, but he has given his best, just like Angel Di Maria. They were both decisive for the victory.", said Leonardo.

The former Barcelona forward missed the last training session prior to the Lille game due to a muscular discomfort, which he has been dragging on since Copa America. Further tests will be carried out to see if he can be available on Wednesday against Leipzig.