Ronald Koeman explains reasons for Messi absence
Ronaldo Kuman has confirmed that the Argentine star will not play in this week's game against Eibar due to an ankle injury.
returned to his hometown earlier this week to spend the Christmas holidays with his family.
Last week, Messi scored the 644th goal of his career in Barcelona to break Pele's record.
Messi, with all the fringes around him this season, is still the main Catalan man. He has scored 10 goals in 18 games for Barcelona.
In his pre-match press conference, Koeman explained in quotes carried by Marca:
"He had an ankle discomfort and that is why he has not been able to train and he will not be there tomorrow. He will return after the game. If he has not trained for a week, he will be better
Koeman was then questioned on whether or not Mauricio Pochettino joining PSG might affect Messi’s decision to move to the French capital: “
I don’t know. I can’t comment. Messi decides his future not based on a coach or a country. He must decide it with his family. I don’t think a coach decides on his destiny