PARIS (AFP) – Lionel Messi mentioned on Thursday (Jan 13) he wants extra time to recover earlier than enjoying once more after contracting Covid-19 earlier this month.
Paris Saint-Germain star Messi, 34, tested positive while on holiday in his hometown of Rosario before flying back to the French capital on Jan 5.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has missed two PSG matches whereas in self-isolation.
“As you know I had Covid and I wanted to thank you all for the messages I received,” Messi posted on Instagram.
“It has taken me longer than I assumed to be OK however I’m virtually recovered and I’m wanting ahead to getting again on the sector.
“I’m training to get back to being at 100%, great challenges are coming this year and I hope we can see each other again,” he added.
Since testing detrimental final week he has skilled alone at PSG’s headquarters.
According to ESPN Argentina the previous Barcelona attacker will miss this weekend’s residence Ligue 1 sport in opposition to Brest.
Messi’s membership team-mates together with Angel Di Maria, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Julian Draxler have additionally examined constructive for coronavirus because the Christmas break.
The Parisians host Real Madrid within the first leg of their Champions League final 16 tie on Feb 15.
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