Pochettino justifies that Messi has not yet recovered from COVID-19

Lionel Messi caught COVID-19 during the end of the year holidays.

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Mauricio Pochettino, coach of Paris Saint Germain (PSG), sent this Saturday the medical report to justify the absence tomorrow of Lionel Messi in the league game against Lyon, after the Argentine star was infected with COVID-19 during the end of the year holidays.

When asked at the press conference prior to a game about whether there was no possibility to line up Messi, Pochettino responded by referring to the opinion of the doctors: “He’s under medical supervision, so that’s what we can say.”

Shortly before the press conference, the club had published a medical statement in which it stated that the Argentine forward “He will continue his individual postcovid recovery protocol during the next few days ”.

Messi arrived in Paris last Wednesday, once he had a negative test. Had been declared positive for COVID-19 during his stay in Argentina during the holidays. Once in the French capital has trained since Thursday, but individually.

In the next weeks, your schedule is announced very tight and could include another trip to South America to participate, between the end of January and the beginning of February, in the Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where Argentina is already classified.

With information from EFE

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