“It took me longer than I thought it was okay”

PSG ace Lionel Messi is on the way to recovery after testing positive for COVID-19.

He tested positive for the infection almost two weeks ago and has missed all of PSG’s games since.

The Argentinian has returned to training recently but is likely to remain sidelined for their upcoming match Ligue 1 clash with Brest on Sunday.

However, to the delight of the club and fans, he posted a statement on social media confirming he is almost fully recovered and will be back in action soon.

On his official Instagram account, he wrote:

“Good afternoon! As you know I’ve had COVID and I wanted to thank you for all the messages I’ve been receiving and telling you it’s taken me longer than I thought I’d get well but I’m almost done. recovered and I’m really looking forward to going back to court.”

“I’ve been training these days to get to 100%, very good challenges are coming this year and hopefully very soon we can meet again. Thanks!!!”

The post was accompanied by a photo of him and his wife Antonella Rocuzzo in their home in Paris.

Lionel Messi joined PSG in a shock transfer from Barcelona last August after a far-fetched signing made it impossible for him to extend his stay at the Camp Nou.

His time in the French capital has so far not been smooth, with recurrent injuries ravaging his time on the pitch.

It has taken a toll on his league form, with the Argentinian scoring just once in 11 games, although he did provide five assists.

In the Champions League, however, Lionel Messi looked fine as he helped his team reach the round of 16 with five goals in as many games.

Lionel Messi’s return can’t come anytime soon for PSG

PSG’s form in the tournament has recently declined, drawing 4 times in the last 5 matches to lead the rankings down to 11 points.

Lionel Messi played all three of those draws before the Parisians drew 1-1 with Lyon without him last weekend.

While his own form leaves a lot to be desired, he has forged a superb partnership with Kylian Mbappe which has become crucial to cutting off oppositions.

Without Lionel Messi (and Neymar, who is sidelined with a knee injury), Mbappe can do it all on his own and Messi’s return should give him some relief. “It took me longer than I thought it was okay”


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