On Wednesday, the French players’ union (UNFP) announced its nominees for the its 2021-22 awards, with the pair missing out alongside head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine coach is facing an uncertain future at the Parc des Princes, sources told ESPN last week, with an expectation that he will leave this summer.
PSG have lost just four times this seasons as they claimed the Ligue 1 title last month, the first of Pochettino’s coaching career, but has been largely overshadowed by a Champions League round-of-16 exit to Real Madrid.
Messi has suffered a lacklustre maiden season in France, scoring four league goals in 23 games and registering 13 assists, while Neymar has scored 11 Ligue 1 goals.
“It was surreal that part of the crowd left the stands,” Neymar told ESPN Argentina. “They’re going to get tired of whistling, because I have another three years left on my contract.”