PSG made a decision about Kylian Mbappe rejecting Lionel Messi’s World Cup celebration

Lionel Messi is set to be honored by Paris Saint-Germain ahead of kick-off against Angers on Wednesday but Kylian Mbappe will not return until the following day

Lionel Messi returned to PSG training last week

Lionel Messi will have his World Cup success honored by Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes but Kylian Mbappe will not be present for the event.

Messi was the hero in Argentina’s incredible late win over France but the superstar was beaten to the Golden Boot by his team-mates, who scored a stunning hat-trick in an exhibition event at the Lusail Stadium in what is perhaps the tournament’s greatest ever. ever finals.

Lionel Messi will have his World Cup success honored by Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes but Kylian Mbappe will not be present for the event.

Messi was the hero in Argentina’s incredible late win over France but the superstar was beaten to the Golden Boot by his team-mates, who scored a stunning hat-trick in an exhibition event at the Lusail Stadium in what is perhaps the tournament’s greatest ever. ever finals.

The Argentinian will play for PSG for the first time since the tournament, having been granted time off for the Ligue 1 matches against Strasbourg and Lens, along with the Coupe de France win over Chateroux. His return coincided with Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi being granted leave by the club.

“Hakimi and Mbappe will have a few days off,” PSG boss Christophe Galtier confirmed earlier this month after PSG lost 3-1 at Lens – their first domestic defeat to him in charge and their first since March last year. “The plan is that they can play these two games. They will now recover.”

Messi is now in PSG’s squad for Wednesday’s league game against Angers, but neither Mbappe nor Achraf are yet to return to the squad. Coincidentally, Le Parisien reports that the pair will return to PSG training on Thursday morning – just hours after Messi is set to be awarded the award for his Argentina World Cup success on the pitch.

Messi returned to PSG last week as world champion
Messi received guard of honor at PSG but Mbappe and Achraf were absent

Mbappe, PSG’s only representative in the France World Cup squad, was jeered at by Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez in his victory celebration. However, Galtier insists any bad blood will not affect the striker’s relationship with Messi.

“I will focus on the relationship between them,” said the manager. “It’s not Leo Messi who confuses people. What I saw after the final, what I experienced, there is no reason to mix this up because the behavior of the goalkeeper depends on it.

“What’s important to me is the relationship between the players. Kylian Mbappe had a very good attitude, even though he lost. Of course, he was very disappointed, but he did it in a classy way. He congratulated Leo Messi and that’s a very good thing for the club and team.”

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