PSG: Lionel Messi absent, that smacks of the problem!

Sunday package in Lyon, Lionel Messi still does not train with PSG and he will probably be absent against Brest. Affected by the covid, but now negative, the footballer is long overdue.

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Having left for Argentina to take a vacation during the end of the year celebrations, Lionel Messi tested positive for covid in his country, which had delayed his return to France. But on January 5, the seven-time Ballon d’Or was allowed to return to Paris after testing negative. After missing the Coupe de France match against Vannes, which had been planned by Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi was not lined up last Sunday in the highly anticipated match against Olympique Lyonnais, PSG having clarified that the Argentine player was still in a “post-Covid” recovery process. But a week after Lionel Messi’s return to the capital, the facts are there, the former Barcelona player has still not trained with his teammates and this Wednesday he was absent from the Camp des Loges. What to announce a very probable forfeit for the reception of Brest on Saturday evening at the Parc des Princes, within the framework of the 21st day of Ligue 1, and to raise some questions.

Lionel Messi, a more serious concern than expected?

Because Lionel Messi did a little solo training gallop last Thursday at the Paris Saint-Germain training center, but since then it has been radio silence, while logically the Argentina international could leave in his country in two weeks to play the two qualifying matches for the World Cup that Argentina will play. Due to medical secrecy, PSG can obviously not say what is preventing Lionel Messi from resuming training. But we know that the Covid sometimes has negative effects that are much more complex than a simple cold, and the silence surrounding the situation in La Pulga can raise concerns that this is the case. The Parisian even admits that this absence of Lionel Messi ” interrogates », While at the same time some of his Parisian teammates, including Gianluigi Donnarumma, Angel Di Maria or Julian Draxler, had resumed training.

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