- Title: Messi should be in PSG squad for Man City game, says Pochettino
- Date: 27th September 2021
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (SEPTEMBER 27, 2021) (REUTERS) PSG STRIKER, LIONEL MESSI, IN TRAINING PLAYER NEYMAR PLAYER KYLIAN MBAPPE IN BLACK BEANIE PLAYER MARQUINHOS
- Embargoed: 11th October 2021 15:19
- Keywords: Messi PSG Pochettino
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA002EWHUNNJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Lionel Messi is expected to play in Paris St Germain's Champions League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday (September 28) after taking part in a training session on Monday (September 27).
The Argentine forward missed two Ligue 1 games with a bruised knee but did not appear to be struggling with the injury on Monday morning.
"We will confirm the starting 11 tomorrow," coach Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference when asked about Messi ahead of the Group A clash at the Parc des Princes.
"But I think he will be in the squad tomorrow."
Pochettino added that Messi, who joined the French club on a two-year contract from Barcelona, would need time to adjust in Paris.
Pochettino also confirmed that Marco Verratti would probably be involved after the Italy midfielder missed four games with a knee injury.
PSG have one point after their 1-1 draw at Club Brugge, two behind City who hammered RB Leipzig 6-3 in the opening round of matches.
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