Lionel Messi returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain after the 35-year-old won the 2022 FIFA World Cup and enjoyed his vacations during the holiday season.
Nonetheless, it’s back to work for the veteran forward, who has to get back into the mindset of helping PSG win every trophy this season, especially the UEFA Champions League.
Right before the training session got underway, the rest of the squad welcomed Messi back with applause as he won the trophy that had long eluded him in his career.
Why will Lionel Messi not play for PSG vs Chateauroux?
Lionel Messi recently returned to his club Paris Saint-Germain after winning the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Argentine captain, who also won the FIFA Golden Ball Award, received a guard of honour from his PSG teammates. Lionel Messi has now also joined practice sessions. Just after Messi’s return PSG will face Chateauroux in the round of 64 of Coupe de France.
Speaking ahead of the French Cup tie, the PSG manager told, “Leo ( Lionel Messi) trained on Wednesday and Thursday. He won’t play on Friday. We are making sure he is ready for the next game. We’ll check on him. I will be very attentive to what he tells me, but we want him to be available for the next game.” Lionel Messi Thanks PSG Teammates for World Cup Guard of Honour.
Although Messi is not going to take part in the match against Chateauroux, Galtier should not have any issues. Chateauroux currently play in the National 1 (French third division) and are placed at fourteenth place in the table. PSG will most likely win this match by a big margin. All that means he will not play for PSG vs Chateauroux.