A news item set off alarms in France. This Thursday, one day after the meeting that the Paris saint germain will play against Lille for matchday 12 of the League 1, Lionel Messi was absent from training by Mauricio Pochettino.
According to local media such as L’Equipe and Le Parisien, the Parisian team did not report the reasons for the Argentine footballer’s non-participation in practice that was held in the sports city of Camp des Loges. It should be noted that Messi’s absence was surprising since he did not present any physical problem after the draw in the classic last Sunday against Olympique de Marseille. What’s more, the club did not include any report of the physical condition of N ° 30 in the last medical part.
In addition to the Argentine, the other who did not practice with the rest of the squad was Kylian Mbappé. But unlike former Barcelona, the forward world champion with France in Russia 2018, he suffers from a ENT infection since Monday that prevented him from training normally throughout the week. Faced with his state, it will be necessary to see if Pochettino will confirm it or not within the list of concentrates for the duel that will be played this Friday in the Princes Park.
In the next few hours, the Rosario coach will give the usual press conference prior to the matches in which he will provide more information on Messi’s situation. It is important to remember that PSG is the league leader with 28 points, seven more than Lens. Beyond the match against Lille at home, next week the Parisian team will have action again for the group stage of the Champions League. For what will be date 4 of Group A, which also leads with 7 units, the team led by Pochettino will visit the RB Leipzig in Germany.
In addition to the absences of Messi and Mbappé, the other who was not part of the work with the rest of the professional team was the Spanish Sergio Ramos. The former Real Madrid defender continues with the fine-tuning of his recovery from the soleus injury that prevented him from making his official presentation on the field with his new team. What is certain, as indicated by the PSG medical department is that the former captain of the Merengues will not enter the call for the next two commitments that the Parisians will have for the local league and the maximum competition of clubs in Europe.
The goal at the Paris club is for Ramos to train with the group under Pochettino from next week.
While waiting for the confirmation of the roster for the duel against Lille, the coach already knows that he will not be able to count on the Italian Marco Verratti, who is recovering from an oblique hip muscle injury that will keep him away from the team for the next four weeks. For its part, Leandro Paredes evolves from his grade 3 injury to the left quadriceps and will return after the FIFA window in early November. In addition to the losses of these flyers, another that will not be available this Friday will be the side Achraf hakimi, sent off in the classic against Marseille.
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Messi did not train at PSG one day after the match against Lille for the French league