Lionel Messi is ready to play when PSG welcomes Ajaccio at Parc des Princes in round 35 of Ligue 1
Speaking at a press conference on the evening of May 12, coach Christophe Galtier confirmed: “Lionel Messi will start in the match against Ajaccio. He is training at the highest level. Leo’s attitude is also perfect.”
Messi will return to action this week after missing a match due to an internal suspension.
According to The Athletic, PSG has removed the 2-week suspension, including not playing and training and not receiving salary. Therefore, “El Pulga” is back to training and competing. The move comes after the 2022 World Cup champion publicly apologized to the team.
Messi has to practice alone during the penalty period
However, the relationship between Messi and PSG continued to become strained. This time, PSG took all of Messi’s shirts out of the official store of this team in Paris.
The relationship between Messi and PSG has almost come to an end. On June 30, Messi’s contract with PSG will end and only then will perhaps we begin to know what the true future of the captain of the Argentina national team will be. But one thing is very clear, the ending of this story is not as expected, even it happens in the midst of an extremely tense atmosphere.
Messi will almost leave PSG this summer
Messi’s conflιct with PSG erupted when Messi’s trip to Saudi Arabia was deemed ιllegal, resulting in Messi being suspended for two weeks. Messi later issued an apology to the PSG leader.
Not long after Messi asked PSG for forgiveness, Messi’s shirt was withdrawn from the official PSG store. This was recorded by the crew of El Chiringuito, a TV show broadcast in Spain.
Messi’s jersey is no longer available at the official PSG store
It is not superfluous to repeat that after Messi arrived at PSG, there was a sales boom with the number 30 shirt and PSG products when they ran out of stock in just a few hours. Now, when entering the official PSG store, customers will only see the jerseys of Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos or Neymar. This is also a move that shows that PSG is starting to accept Messi’s departure at the end of this season.
This season, Messi has been impressive with 20 goals and 19 assists in all competitions. However, he was still the target of fan criticism after “Le Parisien” was knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern.