the journey of Lionel Messi Saudi Arabia seems to have generated a strong unease in Paris saint germainwho this Monday morning, May 1st, trained normally after Sunday’s home defeat against Lorient 3-1.
After the match, the Argentine traveled with his family to the Middle East and was welcomed by the local authorities, having business agreements with the local government.
His arrival in Arabia sparked a revolution among the people, who welcomed him on social media with the hashtag #HelloMessi. Even those in charge of governing the country joined in the greetings to Leo through the networks.
“I am delighted to welcome Tourism Ambassador Lionel Messi and his family on their second holiday here. We are delighted to share our genuine Saudi welcome with you all,” Arab Tourism Minister Ahmed Al Khateeb wrote.
As revealed by the French sports newspaper L’Equipe, Messi did not have permission to travel. Because the coaching staff led by Christophe Galtier had announced hours before the match that the team would only have two days off in case of a victory against Lorient. With the defeat, the official communication that the PSG communication office sent to the press indicated that the players would have a training session on Monday 1 May at 11:00. And they will only rest on Tuesday the 2nd. A decision taken precisely to avoid going abroad. But Messi hit the foul.
According to information published by L’Equipe, most of the players in the squad “had been unhappy with some images of players who gave the impression of being on holiday last week, during the four days off granted”.
The situation occurs amid rumors of his possible return to Barcelona and his separation from PSG at the end of the season. Sunday’s defeat puts the only title the French club can claim at risk, after being eliminated from the Champions League and the French Cup. There are still 15 points up for grabs and the lead over Olympique de Marseille, who beat Auxerre 2-1, is now just five points.
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