PSG Boss Reveals When World Cup Winner Lionel Messi Will Return
PSG boss has revealed when World Cup winner, Lionel Messi will return.
News One reports that Christophe Galtier, the manager of French giants, Paris Saint-Germain, says that Lionel Messi will return to the club in early January following the World Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Christophe Galtier has revealed that Lionel Messi will return to the club in early January following his exertions at the 2022 World Cup.
This online news platform recalls that Lionel Messi played a starring role in Argentina’s success at the recent international competition, scoring seven goals and registering three assists in seven appearances.
Messi scored twice in the final against France, while he also found the back of the net in the shootout, with Argentina lifting the trophy after overcoming the European side on penalties.
Players involved in the final of the competition have started to filter back to their clubs, but Galtier has revealed that Messi will be missing for the team’s next two matches.
PSG will be back in Ligue 1 action against Strasbourg on December 28 before taking on Lens on January 1, but the Argentine will not be involved in either contest.
“Leo [Messi] also had a very big World Cup,” Galtier told reporters.
“Due to his victory and the celebrations in Argentina, we decided that he was going to cut until January 1. He will join us on the 2nd or 3rd to resume competition with us.”
Messi’s next appearance for PSG could therefore come against Chateauroux in the Coupe de France on January 6, although it seems more likely that he will return against Angers on January 11.
The former Barcelona forward has been in strong form for the French champions during the 2022-23 campaign, scoring 12 goals and registering 14 assists in 19 appearances in all competitions.
The 35-year-old has seven goals and 10 assists in 13 Ligue 1 outings this term, while he managed four goals and four assists in five outings in the group stage of the Champions League.