Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos look to have had their first argument at Paris Saint-Germain, and the entire exchange was captured on camera.
During the sixteen years that Messi and Ramos played for Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, they were fierce competitors against one another.
They joined PSG as colleagues last summer after agreeing to come there as free agents, and everyone immediately began to wonder whether they could get along.
Messi and Ramos maintained positive relationship throughout the previous season in Ligue 1, which PSG won.
However, things continue to evolve while remaining mostly unchanged. Ramos caught Messi with his trailing leg during a training effort to tackle the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Lionel Messi then scored, and as soon as he did, he stared at Ramos. The World Cup winner made an effort to defuse the situation by placing his hand on Messi’s head, but Messi was obviously upset.
During that brief moment, Messi had probably gone back to the Camp Nou or the Santiago Bernabeu (imaginatively), getting ready to go to war against Ramos.
Fans have shared their reactions to the footage, and the overwhelming consensus was that the scene was hilarious.
Ramos is “back to his Real Madrid form” while Messi is “back to his Barcelona mode against all other clubs,” according to one person.
The phrase “Some things just don’t change” is another.
“Haha, Ramos was like sorry bro muscle memory,” another remarked.
Somebody tweeted, “I knew them being buddies was bs looool”.
In preseason play, PSG is undefeated under new manager Christophe Galtier.
Galtier took over as manager of the club earlier this month after Mauricio Pochettino left.
The Ligue 1 winners have yet to capture the Champions League despite spending billions.
There have been concerns raised in the past over the mindsets of players, and Galtier, who won Ligue 1 with Lille in 2021, has implemented three stringent restrictions.
In an effort to strengthen team solidarity, players are not allowed to use their phones at breakfast and lunch, according to Marca.
To prevent cliques from forming, all players must eat their meals together at the club’s Camp des Loges, and tardiness is not permitted in any way.
The 55-year-old has told the players that they should show up for practice between 8:30 and 8:45, and that if they are late without a good excuse, they would be sent home.
It is said that the group has shown a satisfactory level of compliance with the new coach’s regulations so far.