As a precaution against any fan outrage, Paris Saint-Germain has chosen not to allow Lionel Messi to display the World Cup trophy he won last month.
Wednesday’s Ligue 1 match between PSG and Angers will mark Messi’s return to action following Argentina’s victory over France in the Qatar 2022 final on December 18. Le Parisien, a French publication, said that the club will not permit the Argentine captain to display the World Cup trophy on their home field, as is customary for returning champions, out of concern for probable jeers and whistles from his own supporters. Also Read: Lionel Messi ready to play in his first PSG match since winning the World Cup
Lionel Messi prohibited by PSG from carrying the World Cup trophy
Due to the remarks made by Albiceleste goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez at Kylian Mbappe before and after the championship. Lionel Messi may be vulnerable to harassment from French supporters. When Martinez carried a baby doll with Mbappe’s face attached to Argentina’s homecoming parade in Buenos Aires, Messi was nearby. Le Parisien further reports that the club believes that Messi’s guard of honour upon his return to training was an adequate greeting for the World Cup winner. Noting the three-and-a-half-week delay as another reason why the on-field presentation was postponed. Also Read: Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Football GOATs set to meet in Saudi Arabia for a friendly PSG vs Team consisting of Arab Club Players
Messi returns to PSG
Following his triumph in the Middle East, Messi now focuses on club football. PSG is in great shape at the top of Ligue 1, where they have a four-point advantage over Lens. The unstoppable striker is a wonderful addition to Christophe Galtier’s squad.
The first time Lionel Messi has played for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) since helping Argentina win the FIFA World Cup at the end of last year. The Argentine is ready for tonight’s trip by Angers to the Parc des Princes (January 11).
Neymar and Lionel Messi will certainly be in the first row, but Mbappe, their French teammate, won’t be there. They ruled Achraf Hakimi and the Golden Boot winner of the FIFA World Cup out of the Angers encounter, according to Galtier.
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