PSG Yet To Decide,If Messi Will Make His Debut On Friday

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Paris St-Germain have yet to decide if Lionel Messi will make his much-anticipated debut in Friday’s Ligue 1 game at Brest.

Lionel Messi (r)Lionel Messi (right) is in full training with PSG and eligible to make his debut when called upon

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 34, joined PSG on a free transfer last week after leaving Barcelona because of their financial difficulties.

He has yet to play a game since winning the Copa America with Argentina – but is in full training with PSG.

“We haven’t decided the squad yet,” boss Mauricio Pochettino said.

“We will assess whether Messi can be a part of it.

“Everything is positive. There is a good atmosphere in the squad and he has settled in well and quickly. There is a very good feeling.”

Pochettino played down rumours France forward Kylian Mbappe could join Real Madrid this summer.

“Mbappe is our player and I want him to be here this season,” said Pochettino.

“He has another year left on his contract. Even if he doesn’t renew it, he is still a PSG player and we are very pleased with him, and from what I can understand he is pleased with us.

“He is very calm and preparing well for tomorrow’s game.”

As It Stands

Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Angers 2 2 5 6
2 Clermont 2 2 4 6
3 PSG 2 2 3 6
4 Nice 2 1 1 4 4
5 Nantes 2 1 1 2 4
6 Marseille 2 1 1 1 4
7 Lorient 2 1 1 1 4
8 Saint-Étienne 2 2 2
9 Lens 2 2 2
10 Reims 2 2 2
11 Brest 2 2 2
12 Rennes 2 2 2
13 Montpellier 2 1 1 -1 1
14 Monaco 2 1 1 -1 1
15 Metz 2 1 1 -2 1
16 Bordeaux 2 1 1 -2 1
17 Lyon 2 1 1 -3 1
18 Lille 2 1 1 -4 1
19 Troyes 2 2 -3
20 Strasbourg 2 2 -4