As we covered in football today, Lionel Messi claimed the record-breaking seventh Ballon d’Or of his formidable career on Monday. But then came the football news that after receiving the trophy in a Paris awards’ ceremony, Messi caught a bug. Now however, we are pleased to inform you fans, Lionel Messi will play for PSG against Nice despite his sickness.
Lionel Messi was feeling under the weather after landing another Ballon d’Or. In fact, after an already lacklustre French season so far, he was doubtful for the clash with Nice on Wednesday. And this was a result of his sickness, caused by a stomach bug.
Lionel Messi Will Play for PSG against Nice despite His Sickness
However, we can now confirm the Paris Saint-Germain superstar will play Nice.
Messi will thus show off his latest honour in this week’s Ligue 1 game despite struggling with a stomach bug.
In a fitness update released on the club’s official website on Tuesday, PSG said: “Lionel Messi and Leandro Paredes did not participate in the training session today due to symptoms of gastroenteritis. A further check will be made tomorrow morning.”
However, reports say Messi has recovered enough to be available for selection on Wednesday.
And we’re all hoping he will show off his trophy to the crowd before the match.
“He had an upset stomach on Tuesday,” a source told Goal.com about Messi’s health status. “He will be there [against Nice] but maybe not feeling 100%.”