Galtier’s announcements on Mbappé and Messi


Christophe Galtier gave an update, at a press conference, on the physical condition of Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi.

Christophe Galtier, Paris PSG Paris Saint-Germain

Opposed next Tuesday to Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League, will Paris Saint-Germain be able to field Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi? Invited this Friday to the media on the eve of the match of the 23rd day of Ligue 1 against AS Monaco, at Louis-II, Christophe Galtier gave news of his two attackers.

A date for the return of Messi

The Parisian coach has cast doubt on a presence against the Germans of the French star, victim on February 1 in Montpellier (3-1) of a thigh injury which must keep him away from the field for three weeks. . “Regarding Kylian, there is a three-week unavailability, he is undergoing treatment.” One certainty: the 24-year-old will not make the trip to the Rock and will not have played a single match before the big European meeting against Julian Nagelsmann’s men.

The French manager also gave news of the 35-year-old Argentine striker, hit last Wednesday against Olympique de Marseille (1-2), at the Orange Vélodrome, in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. As revealed by The Team, the 2018 world champion remains doubtful against Bayern Munich. But the former Barcelonan, with a hamstring injury, has a good chance of holding his place. “He felt muscle fatigue against Marseille, he will resume training on Monday, the day before the match against Munich.” Like Kylian Mbappé, the native of Rosario will not play in Monaco.

Without his duo, Paris should align Neymar and Hugo Ekitike on the front of the attack. Looking for a rebound after their poor performance in the Bouches-du-Rhône, Paris Saint-Germain are in first place in the standings, eight points ahead of Olympique de Marseille and Racing Club de Lens.