Pochettino has yet to decide if Messi will make Reims trip

28 August 2021 - 15:02 By Reuters
Lionel Messi arrives in Paris to join Paris St Germain - Paris, France - August 10, 2021.
Lionel Messi arrives in Paris to join Paris St Germain - Paris, France - August 10, 2021.
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Coach Mauricio Pochettino said he had not yet decided if Argentine forward Lionel Messi would be included in Paris St Germain's squad for Sunday's Ligue 1 trip to Reims.

The 34-year-old Messi, who signed a two-year deal with PSG with an option for a third year after his contract with Barcelona expired, has yet to feature in the squad since joining on Aug. 10.

"We need to analyse and we will decide later," Pochettino told a news conference on Saturday.

Messi has not played since winning the Copa America with Argentina against Brazil on July 11.

"He is very motivated. He's a great professional who is adapting very fast to his new team mates and to a new context," said Pochettino.

"He has the capacity to adapt to a new league."

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