Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier said Lionel Messi has assumed his leadership position at the club.
The Argentina international led PSG to a 2-1 win over Toulouse in Ligue1 on Saturday.
PSG went 1-0 down at home in the 20th minute but Achraf Hakimi fired an equaliser seven minutes before halftime.
Messi led the attack with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar’s missing out through injury.
“Leo holds the team. There is obviously the absence, not only of two players, of Kylian and Ney but also of Marco Verratti, [and] Sergio Ramos.
“He assumes this role of leader. It is in a natural way,” Galtier said.