PSG: Messi back on January 3

On the sidelines of the defeat on the lawn of RC Lens (1-3) this Sunday in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier confirmed the return of attacking midfielder Lionel Messi (35 years old, 13 games and 7 goals in L1 this season), on vacation since his coronation with Argentina at the 2022 World Cup on January 3.

« We will be very happy to welcome him. Leo will surely come and join us on January 3, so in 48 hours. Obviously he will be well received at home. As for the reception at the stadium, I have no doubts the fact that he will be well received at the Parc des Princes. He won the most beautiful trophy as a very good player in this World Cup », underlined the PSG coach to the press.

With a possible stalemate in the Coupe de France game against Chteauroux on Friday, Messi is set to return to competition against Angers in the league at the Parc des Princes on January 11.