According to Mundo Deportivo , Lionel Messi arrived in Riyadh after obtaining permission from PSG. Yesterday (May 1), all of PSG practiced separately without the appearance of the Argentine superstar.
Messi will return to Paris on May 3 and immediately start training to prepare for the game against Troyes.
Prior to that, Messi was allowed many times by the host team to take a break from practice to go to Saudi Arabia under a trade deal. The 2022 World Cup champion arrives in the Middle Eastern country as an ambassador for tourism. He, his wife and his two children have happy hours at a luxury resort. Messi has a short vacation in Asia.
“Very pleased to welcome Lionel Messi’s family here on vacation,” Saudi Arabian Tourism Minister Ahmed Al Khateeb wrote on his personal page.
On the morning of May 1, Messi and his teammates played to a deadlock and dropped Lorient right at the Parc des Princes with a score of 3-1. In this match, Messi did not leave a significant mark, not even with a shot on goal. What PSG can do is just a lucky honor due to the work of Kylian Mbappe.
The situation became difficult for the team from the capital when they were only 5 points clear of Marseille in the championship race. If they don’t improve their performance in time, “Le Parisien” is in danger of being usurped by a rival.