PSG posted a picture of Lionel Messi meeting his teammates for the first time at the club after the 2022 World Cup. The Argentine superstar spent more than 10 days on vacation before starting to reunite. The former Barcelona star showed a pretty good mood.
According to L’Équipe, “El Pulga” quickly underwent a routine medical check and then engaged in a light training session, getting used to the feel of the ball. Before entering the training session, the coaching staff and PSG players lined up in two rows and gave a round of applause to welcome Messi as the world champion.
Kylian Mbappe was not present in this training session. He was given leave by coach Christophe Galtier to recover from a 1-3 defeat against Lens on January 2 (Hanoi time). Therefore, people only see Neymar appear on the first day Messi returns to training, and Mbappe is absent.
As soon as he was in Paris, Marca revealed that the Argentine superstar would also sign a contract extension with PSG this week. According to Mundo Deportivo and Le Parisien, the specific details of the contract term and the new salary will be agreed by both sides in the upcoming meetings.
Messi is very interested in the PSG project and his family is gradually getting used to life in Paris. In addition, PSG’s great ambition in the Champions League is also one of the reasons why the 35-year-old superstar wants to stay in France.
The Parc des Princes team is waiting for Messi to return. On the morning of January 2, they lost to Lens 1-3 in the match of the 17th round of Ligue 1 in the absence of both Messi (not yet assembled) and Neymar (due to suspension). PSG broke a circuit of 16 unbeaten matches but still held the top spot with 4 points more than Lens itself.
Most likely, the 35-year-old superstar is capable of playing against Chateauroux in the first round of the French National Cup on January 7.
Xiaofeng | 17:51 04/01/2023