Messi’s debut must wait: out of the call for this Friday


08/19/2021 –

Lionel Messi’s debut will have to wait. The Argentine star will finally be left out of Mauricio Pochettino’s call for the Ligue match that PSG will play tomorrow, Friday, in Brest, corresponding to the third league day. Neymar and Paredes, both finalists of the Copa America in Rio, will not be part of the list, which will be made public tomorrow officially, according to ‘Le Parisien’.

Messi, therefore, debut with total security, and perhaps from the beginning, in the clash of the fourth day, which will also be away from home against the Stade de Reims of the Spanish coach Scar Garca Junyent. That match will be on Sunday, August 29, just before the Argentine travels to his country to attend a triple qualifying commitment for the Qatar 2022 World Cup against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia.

Having ruled out tomorrow’s game, it is certain that ‘Poche’ will give minutes that day 29 to a Messi who has been training optimally in this first week with his new teammates. Pochettino himself stated the following at the press conference on Thursday: “Everyone knows what Leo can contribute, so everything has been positive. There is a great atmosphere and he has adapted very well and very quickly. “

Messi will stay training in Paris while his teammates travel to French Britain this Friday for that Ligue 1 match.

For its part, PSG distributed the medical party for this game, affecting, among others, Sergio Ramos, still injured. “He continues to train alone. His return to competition is scheduled for after the national team break in September,” says the club.

They are also low, in addition to Paredes and Neymar, the Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico, which should open the door to Donnarumma’s first summons, and Layvin Kurzawa, while Juan Bernat has returned to training with the group.

They will be from the party Angel Di Mara, Marco Verratti, Marquinhos and the aforementioned Gianluigi Donnarumma.