Lionel Messi Given Gaurd of Honor on PSG Return
Lionel Messi’s clubmates welcomed him back to training at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. He had just won the World Cup and is thought to be the best player of all time.
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Lionel Messi came back to the Camp des Loges after a long break in Argentina. He had been there after leading his country to victory at the World Cup in Qatar in December as captain.
Guard of Honour
Jorge Campos, PSG’s Sporting Director, gave La Pulga a golden trophy as he walked onto the training field on Wednesday, surrounded by cheering teammates.
Une 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐞 𝐝’𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐫 pour notre champion du monde ! 👏❤️💙#BravoLeo pic.twitter.com/xsRHdfVbQS
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) January 4, 2023
Messi is thought to be willing to use the clause in his contract that would let him stay with the club for another season after the current one ends, but talks haven’t started yet.
Mbappe on Holidays
Kylian Mbappé, who scored a hat-trick for France in the World Cup final, and his close friend and teammate Achraf Hakimi are both taking ten days off from training. Mbappé went back to training just three days after scoring a hat-trick, and Hakimi is also taking ten days off.
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So, coach Christophe Galtier might be able to use Messi and Neymar Jr., both of whom used to play for Barcelona and are now back from suspension, in Friday’s Coupe de France match away to Chateauroux in the round of 64. They will be looking to bounce back from their first league loss since March, a 3-1 loss to Lens in Round 17.
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