Having played the full 90 minutes tonight in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil, Lionel Messi will return to Paris today, reports Loïc Tanzi of RMC Sport.
The forward has now recovered from his knee injury which had kept him out of Paris Saint-Germain’s last two matches, and is said to be fully concentrated on his club football after securing qualification for Argentina.
Speaking to TyC Sport after the game – transcribed in L’Équipe – the six-time Ballon d’Or winner indicated that he intended to finish the year on a high after being sidelined for some time.
“I hadn’t played for a long time. It was a high-intensity game and I’m lacking in match fitness. I’m feeling good – otherwise I wouldn’t have played – even if of course it’s not so much the case physically. I stopped for a while and it’s not easy to play a game with this much intensity, but luckily I am doing well. Hopefully I can end the year well.”
PSG face Nantes on Saturday night, before a crucial Champions League tie against Manchester City, as they look to retake top spot in their group.