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Friday 14 January 2022
The Argentine star, Lionel Messi, player of the French team, Paris Saint-Germain, said that his recovery from the emerging corona virus infection took longer than he expected.
And tests revealed that Messi had contracted the infection during the mid-season vacation, and he missed the ranks of Saint-Germain in the match that ended with a 4-0 victory over Van in the French Cup on the third of January.
The tests that Messi underwent a few days ago came with negative results, and the Argentine star became available to participate in the match that was held against Lyon last Sunday in the French League.
But Paris Saint-Germain announced at the time that Messi would continue his recovery program for another few days after recovery.
Messi, through his account on the “Instagram” application, which is followed by 300 million people, expressed his gratitude for the support he received during his recovery period, and he hoped to return soon to the competitions.
Messi said: “Good evening! As you know, I got infected with Covid and I would like to thank you for all the messages I have received and to tell you that my recovery took longer than I expected, but I have almost recovered, and I am really looking forward to getting back on the field.”
He added, “I am training during the current days to get back to my condition 100%. This year is witnessing huge challenges and I hope to meet again very soon. Thank you!!!”
Messi participated in scoring a total of ten goals in 16 games in all competitions since joining Saint-Germain from Barcelona, where he scored six goals for the team and made four others.
Messi created 32 chances for his teammates, and his scoring rate was one goal every 219 minutes.
However, Messi has scored only one goal in 11 Ligue 1 matches so far under Maurizio Pochettino, PSG coach.