The arrival of the Argentine striker revolutionized French football. Those of Mauricio Pochettino tomorrow will receive those of Alsace.
Lionel Messi lives trying days. He went from being about to renew with FC Barcelona to become the new face of Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine put together a real revolution by joining the constellation of stars commanded by his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino.
After their first practice at the Camp des Loges with their new teammates, the French capital entity chose to open its doors for 15 minutes to show the intimacy of the squad in the run-up to the second match for Ligue 1. PSG will receive tomorrow, from 16 (Argentine time) to Racing de Strasbourg.
After losing 1-0 to Lille in the Trophée des Champions final, the Parisians recovered at the start of the local tournament with an uphill 2-1 victory against Troyes, one of the newly promoted (goals from Hakimi and Mauro Icardi). His opponent, on the other hand, comes from losing 2-0 at home to Angers.
In addition to the Rosario star, Paris Saint-Germain again made noise in the transfer market with the explicit intention of searching for the elusive Champions League. He added Achraf Hakimi (60 million to Inter), Georginio Wijnaldum (free of Liverpool), Sergio Ramos (free of Real Madrid), and Gianluigi Donnarumma (free of Milan).
At the beginning of the official broadcast of the practice, the squad began with a gentle warm-up to the side of the field. Then, after a brief dialogue with his compatriots Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi, La Pulga was seen working with his friend, the Brazilian Neymar (they performed speed exercises as a couple). Nearby was also the other member of the dream trident: the French Kylian Mbappé.
Then it was the turn to warm up with the classic "crazy," The players could only touch the ball once. Rosario was in the same group with Hakimi, Rafinha, Neymar, Mbappé, Ander Herrera and Di María, among others.
During this exercise, the feature was that '30' never lost the ball, so he never had to go to the center to recover the ball.
After the first minute of practice, the PSG decided to end its broadcasts so that Pochettino's squad could finalize the final details of the clash against Racing Strasbourg without the eyes of the press. An important question will be whether Messi will find a place on the replacement bench (his last official match was against Brazil in the Copa America final).
On July 10) or if he will only be presented in society at the Parque de the Princes (an approximate capacity of 50 thousand people is estimated).