The dream scenario of Messi and Neymar playing side by side once again finally came true, when the two reunited in the PSG shirt. During Messi’s first open training session in the French capital, he and Neymar were very close and often moved next to the Brazilian international.
The media has gathered to see how Messi works with his new teammates, ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg.
Messi and Neymar in PSG’s training session
Messi will not take part in that match, but he still has a full training session alongside fellow Argentines Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi.
The cameras were focused on Messi throughout the training session, showing him and Neymar constantly joking around.
Messi’s debut will have to wait a while longer, as the Argentine superstar admits that he himself does not have matches to prepare for the new season. El Pulga is expected to debut a new team on August 20 or 29 against Brest or Reims.
If PSG say that Messi is not fit to play in either of those matches, it is likely that the player wearing the number 30 shirt will open the new season by playing for Argentina in a World Cup qualifier.
Messi can’t have PSG debut yet
In the press conference to launch PSG not long ago, Messi clearly expressed his ambition to conquer the top with the new team: “Everything is happening too fast, but I am enjoying the best things at this club. PSG. Having an excellent coach and a quality squad capable of winning every title is also my goal when I come to France to play football.
I look forward to training and playing with my new teammates soon and being able to conquer all competitions. My goal and dream is to win the Champions League one more time. I think me and my teammates can do that in this team.”