“I saw Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi shake hands after the game and before the trophy ceremony,” coach Christophe Galtier said at a press conference on December 27 (Hanoi time).
“Mbappe had a very exemplary attitude despite losing the match. He was very disappointed but still congratulated Messi with the highest professionalism. This is good for the club,” the PSG captain emphasized.
Speaking about Argentina’s trophy procession at home, where tango players and fans mocked Mbappe through an effigy, coach Galtier said: “I don’t want to comment on how they celebrated. That’s the story of people. Argentina. Besides, I don’t mind the actions of that goalkeeper (Emiliano Martinez – PV).”
On December 27, PSG welcomed most of the pillars back, except for Lionel Messi. The Argentine superstar continues to enjoy the holiday after the 2022 World Cup in the context that Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are ready to play.
The leadership of the French capital team has not yet been able to determine exactly when Messi can return to Paris. The 35-year-old player is still in his hometown of Rosario (Argentina) celebrating the world championship.
This is considered a privilege given to Messi by PSG because many other players playing in the 2022 World Cup final have returned to practice with the host club since the beginning of this week. Emiliano Martinez, Messi’s team-mate in Argentina, was asked by Aston Villa to return to training and be ready for the match against Tottenham on January 1, 2023.
Tuan Nguyen | 05:30 December 28, 2022