Saturday, February 4, 2023

Lionel Messi returns to PSG: applause, Hall of Honor, a hug with Neymar and… the absence of Kylian Mbappe

Messi Was Received At Psg By A Corridor Of Honor Created By Club Staff And Teammates (@Psg_Inside).

Messi was received at PSG by a corridor (@PSG_Inside) built by club staff and teammates.

His family rested after the consecration With the Argentina national team at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Lionel Messi joined PSG this Wednesday, where they were welcomed a hall of honor Where his colleagues welcomed him. ,A hall of honor for our world champions. bravo leo”, He wrote on the social network of the Paris Saint Germain club. In addition, the star of Rosario warmly greeted each other with his great friend Neymar, who was knocked out by the Brazilian team in the quarter-finals, and There were two conspicuous absences: Kylian Mbappe and Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, What are they in America.

The reception for Messi follows those given at the ground to Alexis McAllister and Lisandro Martinez, two other world champions, but who play in the English Premier League. “I’m happy to be here again and very grateful for the welcome. I’m already prepared for everything to come”, said the Rosario man upon his arrival at the club.

meanwhile it happened The great aim of the Parisian club is to close the renewal of Messi’s contract as soon as possibleSomething that can materialize this month. The team captain’s link with the French unit expires in June 2023, Although interest in continuing to rely on his services was evident for almost the entire second half of 2022, it was La Pulga who asked not to speak on that subject until after the World Cup.

With the dream consecration on Qatari soil, Messi was already able to sit and talk. Even with the possibility of negotiating as a free agent starting in June, and thus being able to negotiate with any team on the planet, The world champion’s future is in Paris, his family already adapted to the French capital, All roads lead to an imminent continuation announcement, with a bigger goal on the horizon: try to lift the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history,

Focuses on the general details of each negotiation The economic aspect, though that too is on track and in the process of reaching an agreement, In fact, the most optimistic confirm that Messi’s continuation at PSG will be announced before the end of January until mid-2024.

Meanwhile, Messi returned to training this Wednesday. The footballer, who enjoyed an extra few days off in his native Rosario, returned to France yesterday and Today he reunited with his teammates at the Paris club’s Sports City,

The second big question that still has no answer is to know When will he play in PSG’s number 30 shirt again?, However, the Ligue 1 leaders will face Châteauroux for the French Cup this Friday Everything looks like it will only take action next Wednesday against Angers at the Parc des Princes, where he would be warmly received by his fans.

Mbappe, absent with notice and in the United States

The absence of Mbappé and Hakimi is not surprising: both were part of the two games the team played during the “celebration week” (a 2–1 win against Racing de Strasbourg and a 3–1 win against Lens). defeat) and then obtained a special permission to be absent.

“Hakimi and Mbappe are going to take a few days off. The plan was for him to play these two games. Now he will be able to recover,” explained coach Christophe Gaultier, while his teammates Neymar and Messi celebrated. After the period Paris will return to discipline at the club, in terms of Argentina and rest.

The friendship between the French and the Moroccans has grown since July 2021, when Hakimi signed a five-year contract with PSG. Since then, they have been seen sharing relaxing moments on flights, playing video games, eating and sitting next to each other. But not only that, but they also created the Joint Goal Celebration. The bond is so strong that even Morocco’s defeat to France in the semi-finals did not destroy it.

To rest from the stress of the World Cup, both players traveled to the United States and took advantage of the trip to enjoy the NBA. Mbappe and Hakimi were courtside at the Barclays Center, a sports venue in Brooklyn, for the match between the Nets and Spurs.

French chose a particular game, not only because the Nets were looking to string together 12 consecutive wins, which they eventually achieved by a score of 139–103, but also because Kevin Durant was regarded as one of the best players in the league. goes and they were able to be with him.

As expected being one of the most popular footballers, Embappé was followed by cameras during the game and they captured his reaction to a basket by Durant. He was impressed and shared the comments with Hakimi.

But the gesture of appreciation didn’t stop there as both received Brooklyn Nets jerseys and Embappé congratulated Durant emotionally with a hug, unable to hide his emotions.

And they sang “Boys …”.

While the NBA duel was taking place, with Mbappé in attendance, many spectators began to sing “Boys, now we’re excited again”, the anthem of the Albiceleste World Cup fans in Qatar. A large part of the public was surprised by the song, sung by a large group of Argentines, who made themselves heard in the vastness of the stadium.

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