The soccer star enjoys a vacation in Argentina after winning the World Cup in Qatar.

PARIS – The Argentine Lionel Messi will return to training with Paris Saint-Germain “on January 2 or 3”, after having benefited from an exceptional vacation period after winning the World Cup in Qatar with his team, he said on Tuesday his trainer, Christophe Galtier

“Leo has completed a great World Cup. Due to his victory, he had to return to Argentina to celebrate it and we decided that he would take a break until January 1,” said the coach, who added that the Argentine will have “thirteen or fourteen days of recovery.” , before being operational.

Messi thus enjoys a longer vacation period than other World Cup players, including Frenchman Kylian Mbappé, who also played in the final and who, at his own wish, joined PSG training three days after it.

The coach indicated that they have planned a “differentiated” plan for each player who played in the World Cup, whether they are Messi and Mbappé, but also others like Achraf Hakimi, who reached the semifinals with Morocco, or Neymar and Marquinhos, quarterfinalists with Brazil.

In the case of Mbappé and Hakimi, who immediately returned to training, Galtier assured that they will be available for the league match that his team will play against Strasbourg tomorrow, but he assured that they will be able to have “physical and especially mental recovery time”. at another time of the season.

He highlighted the World Cup for both, that they have played all the games and that, in the case of the striker, he was “the top scorer in the tournament” and the Moroccan “the best winger” and insisted that “we will find out when he can oxygenate his calendar for them to rest”.

As for Neymar, he assured that he is “physically well”, with his ankle, which forced him to miss a game in Qatar, “recovered” and “mentally well, eager to resume the competition”.

He also assured that the Spaniards Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia and the Portuguese Vitinha are in good condition, “who joined training when scheduled.”

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