Lionel Messi picked up a knee injury during a recent Ligue 1 outing following his summer transfer to PSG from Barcelona. And superstar is expected to return from injury against Man City.
When is Messi going to play? that has been the question on everyone’s lips as Manchester City is set to play against fellow Champions League contenders Paris Saint-Germain.
Well, the news is that he has been included in Paris St Germain’s (PSG) squad for their Champions League Group A clash on Tuesday after missing the team’s last two Ligue 1 games with a bruised knee.
After the summer switch to France, the former Barcelona great Lionel Messi picked up a knee injury while making one of three early appearances for the big-spending Ligue 1 side.
Former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino during his pre-match press conference said: “[Messi] is progressing very well and I think he’ll be in the squad, but I don’t know if he’ll start.
“He’s the best player in the world, but he’s still a human like everyone else. He also needs to adapt to this new team, new culture and new country. He was at Barcelona for 20 years, everything is new here for him.
“With time, I have no doubt that everything will go well and we’re going to have real success together.”
Pochettino added: “A first test? I don’t think so. We’ve had a different challenge in each game. The start of the season hasn’t been easy, because we have got players back gradually. Since we’ve had a complete squad, we’ve worked.
“We know the expectations on us and we know we have to work with responsibility and rigour.”
Messi was nursing an injury on his left knee, but is expected to be included in PSG’s matchday squad.
Messi, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner had initially been doubted for the showdown vs City tonight (8pm).
After PSG extend their winning start to the latest domestic season in the match against Montpellier – Messi has trained with his teammates before getting down to business against the Premier League champions.