REIMS, France, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi was named on the substitutes’ bench when Paris St Germain tackle Stade de Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday, however coach Mauricio Pochettino mentioned the Argentine ahead may play an element within the sport.
“He’s going to be on the bench, he arrived later, he’s working exhausting,” Pochettino instructed official broadcaster Amazon.
The 34-year-old Messi, who joined from Barcelona earlier this month on a two-year contract, may play in a aggressive sport for the primary time since successful the Copa America with Argentina on July 10.
“He may have some minutes,” Pochettino mentioned.
Kylian Mbappe, who has but to increase his contract that expires subsequent June amid shopping for bids from Actual Madrid, will begin up entrance alongside Neymar and Angel Di Maria.
PSG have a most 9 factors after three video games in Ligue 1.
Reporting by Julien Pretot; Modifying by Pritha Sarkar
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