PSG's 'French' problem with Messi & co.

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain chiefs are reportedly worried about the side's dressing room after the recent actions of some of their star players.  

The French giants have had a good start to the 2021/22 season, finding themselves at the top of the Ligue 1 table by eight points, while they also appear to be en route to qualifying for the UEFA Champions League's round of 16 stage.

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While everything may be running relatively smoothly on the pitch, there have been concerns off it after it was reported in September that Kylian Mbappe had stopped attending team gatherings after feeling "isolated" in a South American-dominated dressing room.

Now, according to Marca, the PSG hierarchy are becoming increasingly worried about the lack of French being spoken by their star players, including Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Les Parisiens are a diverse team with players from many different nations, and this has reportedly led to the dressing room hardly using the French language, with manager Mauricio Pochettino, his staff and the aforementioned duo said to mainly use Spanish or English to communicate.

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Other team members have reportedly followed suit, including the likes of Mbappe, Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo, while Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Keylor Navas are said to never speak French, and new stars Messi and Nuno Mendes are yet to learn the language.

This is believed to go against a long-standing tradition at the club, whereby new signings must try to learn the French language in order to converse with their fellow teammates in social and professional settings.

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