Mbappe did not take any time off after his team’s defeat in the 2022 World Cup final; instead, he immediately went back to training with PSG. On December 29, he scored the game-winning goal for the home team, a penalty ᴋɪᴄᴋ in the 90+6 minute that proved to be the difference as they defeated Strasbourg 2-1.
On the other hand, PSG was defeated for the first time this season as they lost to Lens by a score of 1-3 on the opening day of the new year. After that, it was up to Coach Galtier to defend Kylian Mbappe, who was a below-average player on that day without Messi and Neymar (red card).
Lionel Messi, 35, made his return to Paris Saint-Germain today (January 3), and the club’s head coach, Galtier, said he was looking forward to it because the attacker was crucial to the team’s success.
The Paris Saint-Germain leadership agreed to give Messi some time off after his team’s triumph against France on December 18 sealed the 2022 World Cup. While Mbappe does not need to take a break in the interim, coach Galtier does need to take a break in order to refuel.
Mbappe and Hakimi would take some time off in the upcoming days, he said. They will now have time to rest before the PSG tournament’s final two games, which are planned for them to play.
Hakimi and Mbappe both took part in every World Cup 2022 match for their respective nations, Morocco and France, respectively. With Paris Saint-Germain, both players aspire to quickly regain their peak form.
Mbappe and Hakimi are expected to play in Paris Saint-match Germain’s against Rennes on January 15 after their respective absences.
Paris Saint-Germain will play Angers in Ligue 1 this season and take on Chateauroux in the French Cup until then.
By making it to the fourth round of competition among the top teams during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Hakimi and the Moroccan national team created an intriguing phenomenon. Mbappe, on the other hand, is currently the competition’s top scorer with 8 goals scored. Additionally, he is just the second participant in the tournament’s history to score a hat trick. The 24-year-old striker is still playing for France in spite of this, where he is forced to watch in horror as Messi and Argentina take over the kingdom.
World Cup referee shares the ‘unique’ honor received when meeting Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is currently in a position to be regarded as the best player in the history of the sport after guiding Argentina to victory at the third World Cup, which was played in Qatar in 2022. M10 must hurry to acquire this noble title because it is the only one he is missing from his glitter collection.
Messi won the award for the best player in the competition after winning the last World Cup with seven goals and three assists. El Pulga’s performance was so outstanding that it captivated everyone in the room, including the judges, experts, and referees.
One of them is Said Martinez, a referee from Honduras who is a representative of the CONCACAF region (North, Central American and Caribbean Football Confederation). When he was working as an assistant coach for Argentina’s match against Poland in the group stage, he got to meet Lionel Messi for the first time.
Said Martinez disclosed his exceptional honor of having a personal contact with Lionel Messi in the tunnel prior to the start of the game in an interview with Diario Diez in Honduras. The interview took place in Honduras.
“I was fortunate enough to get into the Argentina changing room before the game started, and it was an incredible experience,” he said. But given the circumstances, I was so focused on completing my duties that I was oblivious to what was going on around me. When I look back at the images, that’s the only time I can remember what actually took place.
Because I was the only referee who could understand Spanish, I was given the unique opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with Lionel Messi in the tunnel before Argentina’s game against Poland. When I think back on it, I can clearly recall that all of the kids were overjoyed to see him emerge from the tunnel. There, I shared with him how much happiness he gave to the lives of the young people. Then, Messi remarked that the children were a gift from God to the world. Martinez, the referee, was forthcoming.
It is common knowledge that Messi recently celebrated the holidays and rang in the New Year with his family in Argentina, where he was born and raised, after the conclusion of the World Cup. The information that the number 30 will be boarding the plane to return to PSG on January 3, local time, was reported by the French press.