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Having a cast of stars on your roster can be a double-edged sword. Let them tell Mauricio Pochettino. Murphy’s coach enjoys the highest ratio of talent per square meter in his dressing room, led by the magical trident Messi-Neymar-Mbappé. However, any decision about them is scrutinized and when on Sunday he chose to replace Messi against Lyon it ended up causing a real earthquake. The reason, yes, could be an injury.
With the score 1-1 and fifteen minutes to go, Pochettino brought Achraf in for Messi. At first the ’30’ of PSG seemed not to understand the decision much and his face on the bench opened the debate. The greeting in the band with Pochettino and the faces of one and the other at the time of the change fueled the debate of an anger from the former Barça captain. Also the ‘cold’ celebration of Leo when Icardi scored the winning goal in 93 ‘did not help to analyze it in another line.
“Key parties are coming and we must protect ourselves & rdquor ;, Pochettino limited himself to saying when asked about the situation. From within they did not help, as Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani, a relative of the PSG president, posted a message on social networks in which, along with a photo of a technician waving, he said: “London is a beautiful city, you know it & rdquor; . However, ‘L’Équipe’ publishes today that the reason for the change could be something physical.
Minutes before, Messi could be seen doing the odd exercise focusing on his left knee. The French newspaper points out that the ’10’ of the Albiceleste drags problems in the upper part of the joint from the pick stop. The origin goes back to the wild entry suffered by Luis Adrián Martínez in Venezuela 1-3 Argentina, which could finish with Leo very badly stopped.
The physical problems, in fact, made the Rosario forward He will not train this Monday normally at Camp des Loges, the sports city of PSG. According to ‘L’Équipe’, Messi even arrived limping and exercised between cotton wool. Tomorrow he will undergo tests to see how serious his problems are or not. The goal is for him to be 100% to receive City in the Champions League on the 28th.