Fri 13 August 2021 | 14:41

Lionel Messi will have to wait to make his Ligue 1 debut

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is giving Lionel Messi a chance to recover before his first game after a sudden change this week.


Today was his second training session since the Copa America final,

" Pochettino said at a pre-match news conference.

"The priority for him is to feel better and better


"Only then will we see if he is ready to play matches."

The Argentine genius played in 778 games during his 17 years in the first team of


, ​​resulting in 672 goals and 265 assists. Messi's arrival in Paris has significantly dominated the headlines, and Pochettino is as excited as PSG fans.


We share the same feelings that the fans are experiencing, a great positive energy,

" he said. "

Every coach in the world wants to have the best players


"It's nice to have a roster of excellent players here to increase competition and help us achieve our targets."

The question is whether PSG can keep stars like





Kylian Mbappe

in their squad without violating financial rules. 


is in the final year of his contract and there are rumors that he will be transferred to Real Madrid, but the coach insisted on the club's position that the World Cup winner is not going anywhere.


He is one of our players and will continue to be our player,

" Pochettino said.

"Our president has already said so and this is what counts




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