“Hello. As you all know, I have Covid-19. I want to thank you for the encouraging messages. To stabilize my health, it took me longer than I thought. Currently, I am almost normal. and really look forward to returning to the pitch,” Lionel Messi shared on his personal page.
Besides, Messi also said that he has been training hard these days to reach 100%. “Interesting challenges will come this year. Hopefully we will meet again soon,” added the superstar born in 1987.
On January 2, the PSG homepage confirmed that Lionel Messi was one of four players positive for nCoV. In addition to “El Pulga”, 3 players including Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala tested positive.
According to Le Parisien , Messi has not been able to practice with the entire PSG team in the last training session even though he has returned to France for a week. Before that, Messi missed the match with Lyon (PSG drew 1-1) also for physical reasons.
Messi received many expectations from fans after the blockbuster deal in the summer transfer window of 2021. However, the performance of the Argentine superstar is still not really convincing.
After 11 appearances in Ligue 1, the Copa America champions have only one goal and four assists. Messi’s biggest impression came in PSG’s 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne when he made three passes to help his teammates score.
Messi’s high form was shown in the Champions League arena when he scored 5 goals in 5 matches for the French team. However, PSG is still behind Man City. In the knockout round, Messi and his teammates faced Real Madrid.