Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi is reportedly set to return to training on Thursday.
The Argentine striker played ninety minutes against Juventus in his last Champions League match. Lionel Messi assisted the first goal of the match and PSG emerged victorious with a 2-1 margin.
However, after the match, it was learned that Lionel Messi has suffered an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. As a result, the Argentine superstar missed PSG’s final Ligue 1 game against Lorient. However, the French giants won the game by a 2-1 margin.
And now, finally, good news has arrived for the defending champions of Ligue 1.
Lionel Messi will return to training
Argentine striker Lionel Messi has started the season in an excellent way. Messi has already scored twelve goals in eighteen appearances so far. On top of that, he has dished out eighteen assists.
But when PSG announced that Messi will be out of the game against Lorient due to an inflamed Achilles tendon, it reminded everyone of last season. Messi suffered the same injury last year and was unable to perform at his best in his debut campaign in Ligue 1.
Now, luckily for PSG fans, things are different this time. According to Canal Supporters, the Argentine striker will return to training next Thursday. Although it is not yet known if he will be able to start PSG’s next game against AJ Auxerre, the striker will surely be part of it.
Big relief for Argentina
This news comes as a great sigh of relief for the Argentine fans. Lionel Messi is ready to lead Argentina in the World Cup in Qatar. Argentina has already lost Lo Celso due to injury. And now, if they had lost their best player and captain, their World Cup dream would have been shattered.
This could also have been a big setback for Messi. Until now, throughout his career, Messi has not been able to win a single trophy: the World Cup. he came very close to winning the trophy in 2014, but failed at the final hurdle. Messi will have his last chance in Qatar.
With Messi set to be fully fit ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Argentina once again look like the favorites for the tournament. Sacolni’s teams are defending Copa America champions and are also undefeated in their last 35 matches.
They are currently one of the fittest teams in the world. Similar to Argentina’s performance, Messi has also been in great form. The Argentine striker played a part in his victory against Italy in the Finalissima. The former World Cup Golden Ball winner has scored nine goals in his last three games for Argentina.
Messi is totally determined to arrive in Qatar in the best possible shape.