Lionel Messi watches calmly and cheerfully, as his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe offers his future to the Ligue 1 champions.
The Argentine star thanks even to the media coverage of him, something that has never happened since he exploded at the scene more than 15 years ago.
Lionel Messi is happy that Kylian Mbappe lives at PSG. The Argentine midfielder is a born-again winner and, logically, believes he will have a better chance of winning with Kylian Mbappe in Paris than having the Frenchman move to Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi, let’s remember, has a contract with PSG for another year, there are no other options for the 2023/34 campaign (signed at least), so they will be looking forward to doing their best to pursue the Champions League next season.
It is true that having two key players like Mbappe and Neymar in front of him means that Lionel Messi has played a deeper role, sometimes as a top player, in the PSG team than Kylian Mbappe is built on.
But it is also true that his first season was to get used to all the emotions. The second is eagerly awaited, as there is a desire to see Lionel Messi more accurate, consistent, and with better numbers (26 games, six goals, 14 assistants in Ligue 1, seven appearances, and five goals in the UEFA Champions League this season).
This week he is focused on Bilbao and the Argentine national team to prepare for the match against Italy (Copa America champions and European champions), which will be played on June 1 in London.
After this tournament, which you consider to be very important, there will be a few training days with Albiceleste and, perhaps, more friendly matches. And after that, Messi will go on his summer holidays.