Argentine footballer Lionel Messi has not played in a single match since December 22 due to his illness.
What did Lionel Messi say?
The 34-year-old says his recovery from the coronavirus has taken longer than expected, but he’s almost ready to get his PSG back after weeks with the team. In fact, the Argentine has started training in recent days as he strives towards full fitness. It’s been a slow start to life in France in the scoring department for Lionel Messi, but he’s looking to start finding the net with more regularity as Paris Saint-Germain push for the league title in the second half of the season.
“Good afternoon! As you know, I had COVID and I wanted to thank you for all the messages I received and tell you that it took me longer than I thought to be good, but I almost recovered and I’m really looking forward to getting back on the pitch,” Lionel Messi wrote on the social media. According to Messi he has been training these days to get 100%, this year they are going to have a very pleasant challenge and, Lionel Messi hopes to see them again very soon.
Where did Messi get the virus from?
The illness is believed to have been contracted when Lionel Messi returned to Argentina over the holiday period, with a local DJ among those accused. The DJ denies any responsibility. Lionel Messi’s return to France has been delayed and he has been fighting a long struggle ever since to push through his infection. It looks like he is finally ready to return to Paris Saint-Germain in the near future.
Messi’s achievement in Paris Saint-Germain
The Argentine forward has scored once and assisted four times in Ligue 1 this year, adding another five goals in the Champions League. After 20 matches, Paris Saint-Germain lead Ligue 1 by 11 points after finishing second in Lille last year.