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Messi shouldn't miss City's strike: According to Bouchettin, he will need time to get used to PSG

Messi shouldn’t miss City’s strike: According to Bouchettin, he will need time to get used to PSG

Lionel Messi wasn’t happy with the switch Zdroj: SITA / AP / François Morey

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is set to return to the grass after being injured in Tuesday’s Champions League match against Manchester City. The thirty-four-year-old Paris Saint Petersburg striker has missed two league games with a knee injury but was already training on Monday with the squad.

“I will announce the starting lineup tomorrow, but I think (Messi) will be in the team,” He said at the press conference, the technical director of the captain of the French League, coach Mauricio Pochettino. It is likely that he will also have at his disposal Italian midfielder Marc Verratti, who lost four matches with a knee injury.

Pochettino stated that Messi, who came to PSG from Barcelona in August and signed a two-year contract, will need time to get used to Paris. “He spent 20 years in Barcelona. Naturally, he felt at home there and everything was new to him. He only came recently.” The Argentine coach said.

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Zdroj: SITA/AP/François Morey)

He thinks City are more than his team. “It is a fact – and not just my impression – that we are still building a team. City have the best coach in the world in Pep Guardiol. It is a matter of time and investment.” Pochettino said.

Unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain City in the European Cups. In the previous season, the two big clubs met in the semi-finals, and the “nationals” won in France and at home 2: 1. At the beginning of the new year, the Manchester team shot Leipzig 6: 3, while Paris Saint-Germain drew 1: 1 with Brugge.

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