Lionel Messi is a doubt for PSG’s Champions League match against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night as he has suffered a pair of minor injuries. During PSG’s Ligue 1 football match against Lille on Friday night, Messi was taken off at halftime due to muscle soreness.
Paris Saint-Germain trailed 1-0 when their best player was substituted, but goals from Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria handed them the three points in the second half. PSG may also have to manage without Messi in the middle of the week. In addition to the muscle ache, he experienced during the Lille triumph he suffered a knock to his knee according to L’Equipe.
The club’s medical staff is keeping a careful eye on both issues. Messi did not train with the rest of the team on Sunday rather worked with a physiotherapist. Given PSG’s excellent position in Group A, Pochettino is said to be hesitant to risk the striker against Leipzig.
Parisians presently lead the table with seven points, with Manchester City in second place a point behind. In the meantime, Club Brugge has four points after three games, while Leipzig has yet to win.
Lionel Messi also spoke to the press revealing some details of his departure from Barcelona after 21 years at the club. “It was a huge change that I didn’t imagine. Luckily, I feel comfortable, we more or less have our day-to-day routine settled. As for Laporta’s words [that he thought Messi might play for free], the truth is, I did everything possible to stay. But never at any moment the club asked me to stay for free. They asked me to reduce my salary and I did it without problems. We were willing to help the club,” the Argentine said, as per Diario Sport.
“No one asked me to stay for free, the president’s words and it hurt me because I don’t think there was any need to say that. It’s like taking the ball off you and not accepting the responsibility or taking charge of things. That makes people think and generates all types of doubts that I don’t think I deserve”.