On August 21, Messi returned with his family to Barcelona. M10 and his wife and children went to a familiar house in the suburban town of Castelldefels to rest after not having to play in Ligue 1. In addition to the Argentine striker, Neymar and Luis Suarez were also present to attend the party.
Returning to PSG, Messi had a training session with the whole team on the Camp des Loges training ground yesterday, August 24 (local time). In this training session, the PSG leadership honored Messi and the stars with high achievements with the national team last summer.
Messi, Di Maria and Paredes received honorary titles from PSG for winning the Copa America 2021 with Argentina. The PSG trio played an important role in helping Argentina quench their thirst for titles after overcoming Brazil on the home team’s soil. This is also the first major title that Messi won with the national team after many years of dedication.
Messi and the players honored by PSG
Meanwhile, goalkeepers Donnarumma and Verratti received honorary titles from PSG for winning Euro 2020 in the Italian team’s shirt. Verratti is the mainstay of the Italian team’s midfield, while goalkeeper Donnarumma received the award for the best player of the tournament.
Notably, this event has no precedent in the history of PSG. The move of the French team shows the importance of Messi and how much impact M10’s transfer can have.
Most likely, Messi will have his first official match for PSG with a trip to Reims’ field in the fourth round of Ligue 1. Neymar is also a star that can play in the match against Reims. Like Messi, the Brazilian striker has not played for PSG since the summer break after the 2021 Copa America ended.
Messi trains to get ready for his first match for PSG
Coach Mauricio Pochettino also has all the big stars in this training session, except for Mauro Icardi, who is suffering from a shoulder injury. PSG is showing impressive form with 3 wins and is the only team in Ligue 1 to keep this achievement.
Immediately after the match with Remis, Messi will return to Argentina to join the national team to prepare for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in South America.