Lionel Messi Returns to PSG Training After Spending Short Vacation With Family in the Alps

Lionel Messi Returns to PSG Training After Spending Short Vacation With Family in the Alps

  • Lionel Messi was spotted in Paris Saint-Germain’s Wednesday’s training after returning to the club following his short family vacation
  • The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was rested for PSG’s 7-0 mauling of Pays de Casel in the Coupe de France earlier this week
  • Messi is expected to be a part of Christophe Galtier's PSG squad to face Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday January 29

Lionel Messi is back!

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was involved in Paris Saint-Germain’s training on Wednesday, January 25 as the French champions prepare for their weekend Ligue 1 fixture.

Messi had posted images of himself and his family spending time in the alps after he was rested by Christophe Galtier in the Coupe de France earlier in the week.

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Lionel Messi has scored 13 goals and contributed 14 assists in 21 games across competitions for PSG this season. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh
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The 35-year-old is expected to feature for the reigning French champions when they host Reims in the league as PSG will hope to earn another impressive win.

PSG had thrashed French lower league side Pays de Casel 7-0 with Messi playing no part in the encounter after he was given time off.

Messi has had a mixed spell for PSG as the 35-year-old has failed to impress since returning from the World Cup, which was unlike him prior to the kickoff of Qatar 2022.

Messi didn’t deserve Golden Ball

Meanwhile, former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has stirred a bit of controversy after he said that Lionel Messi did not deserve the Golden Ball at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Daily Post reports.

Messi scored four goals and provided assists in seven games as he led Argentina to the final of the tournament where they lost agonizingly to Germany 1-0 after extra-time.

Blatter said the current PSG star did not deserve the accolade after he was awarded the Golden Ball by the FIFA Committee as the best player of the tournament.

Why Messi rejected PSG’s new contract

Earlier, Sports Brief reported there is trouble in paradise at Paris Saint-Germain, as Lionel Messi is reportedly set to part ways with the French giants at the end of the 2022/23 season.

The 35-year-old forward’s current deal with PSG runs out at the end of the season, but so far the Ligue 1 giants have apparently failed to convince him to pen a new deal.

Winning the FIFA World Cup with Argentina in December has made Messi consider his options regarding his future with PSG.

Source: Sports Brief News