This is one of the main questions on the sidelines of the clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City on Tuesday, as part of the 2nd day of the Champions League: Lionel Messi (34), hit in the knee and absent during of the last two meetings of his team, will he be part of the Parc des Princes? Mauricio Pochettino, inevitably questioned on Monday at a pre-match press conference, reassured somewhat about the state of form of his number 30. The Argentine coach also took the opportunity to give news of Marco Verratti (28), he also injured, since the last international break.
“I never reveal the face of my team before the match, I will communicate my starting XI tomorrow (Tuesday)”, first recalled the 49-year-old coach, before continuing. “He (Verratti) has trained well the last few days. We think he can be in the squad, but we don’t know if he will start. Messi is a bit like Marco. He’s trained well, he’s progressing very well. I think he will be in the team but I do not yet know the players who will start. ” Messi and Verratti were in any case present this Monday at the collective training of PSG.