The former Barcelona forward will want to make his first minutes for his new club, before returning to the international team next month
Lionel Messi could stand next weekend for his debut in Paris Saint-Germain against Reims in Ligue 1, says Mauricio Pochettino, as Argentina concludes its first match for the club.
The former Barcelona forward dropped the curtain of a glamorous Camp Nou career in particularly injured circumstances earlier this year after the club were unable to sign him again.
The striker, who this summer called an influx of great talents in Parc des Princes, is fast approaching a first match in their colors, according to his manager.
What was said?
“It’s been a great week for Leo,” Pochettino said. ESPN Argentina, after his team’s 4-2 victory over Brest on Friday.
‘Next week will be long, but if all goes well, we hope he can be in the team and start competitively. [against Reims]. “
Pochettino also confirmed that the club will not stand in Messi’s way if he chooses to join the national team of Argentina next month.
“I have not yet spoken to the selectors,” he added. “But they know that I am a pro-selection and that we must not only help Argentina, but also all the nations that involve our players.”
The bigger picture
It is suspected that the allure of playing under a compatriot has caused Messi to swing from PSG to PSG, and the 34-year-old will be hopeful against Reims.
Because he has not played since leading Argentina to the glory of the Copa America – his first major honor for his country – during the international off-season, he will hope to pick up minutes before matches with Venezuela and Bolivia.