That doesn’t go down well in Paris …
PSG superstar Lionel Messi (34) will fly to Qatar for the Argentina team’s World Cup qualification – even though he is injured!
The attacker suffers from knee and thigh pain, recently missing Paris Saint-Germain in the league and in the Champions League.
All the greater is now the lack of understanding of PSG sporting director Leonardo (52) that Messi – as well as his recently injured compatriot Leandro Paredes (27 / thigh injury from international match) – will travel to the national team.
“We do not agree that a player who is not in physical condition for us or is in the rehabilitation phase can go to the national team”, Leonardo complains to “Le Parisien”: “That is not logical, and this kind of Situations deserve a regulation from FIFA. “
The French newspaper emphasizes that PSG are not mad at the players, but would like more decision-making power in such a situation.
Argentina will meet Uruguay in Qatar on November 13, and then Brazil four days later. According to “Le Parisien”, both Messi and Paredes will not play against Uruguay for the time being.