After missing the trip to Metz (2-1) on Wednesday evening, Lionel Messi could well also skip the next match, against Montpellier, this Saturday at the Park (9 p.m.), as part of the 8th day of the League 1. The Argentine star, who received a blow to the left knee against Lyon (2-1), had still not resumed the race at the Camp des Loges this Thursday, according to our information.
Less than 48 hours from the meeting, no risk will be taken with Messi, still in care and uncertain, knowing that there is only one training left before Montpellier.
The players have an appointment this Friday morning at the Camp des Loges for a new collective session.
Mauricio Pochettino will then speak at a press conference this Friday at 2 p.m., and should thus discuss the state of form of the former Barcelona.
A medical point will also be communicated by PSG in the early afternoon.
No question of a package from Messi for the reunion with City
Within the club of the capital, we advocate caution concerning Messi, but we are not alarmed, while an important match in the Champions League is looming, from Tuesday, against Manchester City. For now, there is no question of a package of the six-fold Ballon d'Or for the reunion with City, which had released Paris in the semi-final of the queen of European competitions last season. PSG expect their No.30 to resume training in the next few days, perhaps even as early as Friday or, at the latest, during the weekend.
As a reminder, the Argentinian had an MRI on Tuesday morning which confirmed "signs of a bone contusion" in his knee, having caused his replacement in the 76th minute of play against Les Gones on Sunday night. "The best thing was to think about the well-being of the player," Pochettino confided in a press conference on Tuesday, when justifying Messi's exit. The guideline remains the same concerning it.
In addition, the return of Marco Verratti is approaching, but it is not yet recorded for Montpellier.
The Italian European champion is just recovering from his concern with a contracted knee in the selection.
He resumed racing at the start of the week.
Sergio Ramos and Ismaël Gharbi continue their individual preparation.
They have just been joined in the infirmary by the young left side Teddy Alloh, hit in an ankle during training on Tuesday morning, and who will have to stay away from the field for a few days.