Last weekend, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi exited the fixture against Olympique Lyonnais, which caught him by surprise. However, manager Mauricio Pochettino witnessed the 34-year-old dealing with an injury and decided not to risk any further damage.
In the end, Pochettino proved to be right as Messi missed the match against FC Metz and is missing the matchup against Montpellier Herault SC. Nonetheless, during his press conference, the Argentine tactician stated that he’s hopeful for Messi to play in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League fixture against Manchester City.
“He started running again today. We hope that the evolution will be positive; we will make a new evaluation on Sunday,” Pochettino said.
“Can he play against City on Tuesday? Yes, we hope. We must be careful; we will see its evolution in the coming days. Icardi? He contributed a lot until his injury. He is coming back little by little; he scored against Lyon and showed his importance against Lyon and Metz.”