Speaking in the wake of his Paris Saint-Germain team’s 3-0 win over Ajaccio, Christophe Galtier was keen to stress the importance of Lionel Messi in his team, with the Argentine once again at the heart of his side’s success on Friday night.

Messi assisted both of Kylian Mbappé’s strikes and finished off an intricate move with the Frenchman ten minutes from time, capping off an excellent all-round performance as part of a two-man forward line.

“[…] These are always tricky matches, Ajaccio did well to put us under pressure for 25 minutes. From the moment the pressure went down and we managed to keep possession, we created some interesting chances, like with the first goal. The players put in a good performance on a technical level.”

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“The pace was less intense in the second half and we were in technical control. We had some key moments and didn’t score, which gave Ajaccio some hope, before our two magnificent goals, including Messi’s. People come to the stadium to watch Leo play – he’s the best player of all time. He likes playing with the others, he has this quality of wanting to play with others, he is very altruistic and he was amazing on the second goal.”