PSG expects Messi back on January 2 or 3

PARIS.- the attacker Lionel Messiworld champion with Argentina On December 18, he will return to training for his club, Paris Saint-Germain (psg), “on the 2nd or 3rd of January”, the coach of the French team announced on Tuesday, Christopher Galtier.

“Leo has had a great World Cup, also with victory. He had to return to Argentina for the celebrations and we decided that he was going to cut off until January 1“Galtier said in his press conference on the eve of the team’s league game against Strasbourg, on the sixteenth day.

“He is going to join us either on 2 or 3 (January), to be able to resume the competition. You will have had between thirteen and fourteen days of recovery“, accurate.

The rosarino star, chosen the best player of Qatar 2022is on vacation in Argentina and will not play with PSG in Ligue 1 before the duel against Angers on matchday 18 of the French championship, on January 11.

The other World Cup players, including kylian mbappe Y neymar“will be available for tomorrow’s game (Wednesday)” against Strasbourg, Galtier said.

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Neymar celebrates with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain after scoring his team's third goal in their Champions League match against Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Neymar celebrates with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain after scoring his team’s third goal in their Champions League match against Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

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Mbappé, defeated with France by Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, surprised by rejoining PSG training just three days after that Lusail setback, where the “Bleus” fell in the penalty shootout (4-2 after a 3-3 draw). The three French goals were achieved by Mbappé himself.

“We have managed case by case. After having spoken with him, Kylian wanted to rejoin quickly. That does not mean that there is not, both for (Achraf) Hakimi and for Kylian (Mbappé), a moment in which they have to recover, not particularly on the physical plane but on the mental plane“, he pointed.

Paris Saint-Germain is five points ahead of second-place Lens in the French league standings ahead of matchday 16.

FOUNTAIN: AFP