Stephen Dunmoye

Argentine Football Captain, Lionel Messi has thanked Paris Saint-Germain players and supporters for the warm reception received after returning to France following his World Cup triumph.

The Argentine football superstar dashed French dreams at Qatar 2022 when helping to down Les Bleus in an epic final encounter that finished 3-3 after 120 enthralling minutes and required a penalty shootout in order to determine a winner.

Messi is now back in France after taking an extended break for his heroic efforts in the Middle East, and was given a guard of honour upon returning to training with the Ligue 1 title holders.

According to his message on Instagram, “Many thanks to my colleagues and all the people of the club for the welcome they gave me. We’re back and looking forward to continuing to meet the goals of this season, now with PSG.”

PSG suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season last time out when going down 3-1 away at Lens without Messi and Neymar.

With the absence of Kylian Mbappe or Achraf Hakimi, PSG will be back in action on Friday to face Chateauroux in the last 64 of the Coupe de France.