Paris Saint-Germain will be without Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. for their contest against Toulouse FC on Saturday at the Parc des Princes. As a result, the capital club is going to lean on Lionel Messi.
Since arriving at PSG in 2021, Messi hasn’t needed to shoulder the entire offensive load with Mbappe and Neymar by his side. However, this weekend will change and manager Christophe Galtier shed light on Messi’s role in the clash against Toulouse.
“I have to organize the team around a combined absence of Kylian and Ney, around Leo, a bit as we did during the match in Montpellier,” Galtier told reporters on Friday. “Leo is going to be in his registry. Afterward, it’s up to the players who will replace Ney and Kylian to raise their level of play.”
Mbappe suffered an injury to the left thigh at the level of the femoral biceps during PSG’s 3-1 victory over Montpellier on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the capital club is concerned over Neymar’s ankle injury that he picked up during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As a result, Messi could be counted on to lead PSG’s attack until Neymar and Mbappe are back 100 percent healthy