In the intimacy of the Camp des Loges, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi met Thursday at PSG for the first time since the World Cup.
Thursday, the reunion between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé was eagerly awaited at Paris Saint-Germain. Internally, Christophe Galtier never feared a clash between his two stars, despite Argentina’s victory in the World Cup final against the French team, and the many chambers that followed on the side of the Albiceleste after the coronation, especially against Kylian Mbappé. A priori, Christophe Galtier was right not to be pessimistic because according to information from the Parisian, Messi and Mbappé met without any shadows disturbing Thursday’s day at Camp des Loges. According to the Parisian daily, the reunion between the Argentinian and the French was “warm” in the privacy of the locker room.
Nevertheless, for once, PSG did not communicate on its networks about this reunion, whereas it had been on several occasions with the other globalists, in particular during the return of Messi to a standing ovation by his teammates and his staff in a guard of honor. Le Parisien recalls that Messi and Mbappé are not linked by a strong friendship. But according to the newspaper, the two men have a deep respect “and showed the same satisfaction to find themselves”.
Messi and Mbappé, a cordial reunion at PSG
A relief for Paris Saint-Germain, which therefore avoids a little cold between its two biggest stars, and this a few days before a shock on the lawn of Stade Rennais in Ligue 1. A match for which Messi and Mbappé should be holders at the forefront of the Parisian attack, alongside their friend Neymar. “Christophe Galtier will continue to carefully manage the three men in order to bring them to evolve at their best physical level” nevertheless reminds Le Parisien, for whom Christophe Galtier keeps the clash against Bayern Munich in his sights as the knockout stages of the Champions League will be played on February 14 and the last matches have proven that Messi, Neymar and Mbappé were indeed essential to PSG, in case there was any doubt.