The Argentine star, Lionel Messi, player of the Paris Saint-Germain team, said that his recovery from the emerging Corona virus infection took longer than he expected.
Tests revealed that Messi had contracted the infection during the mid-season vacation, and he missed the ranks of Saint-Germain in the match that ended with a 4-0 victory over Vans in the French Cup on the third of this month.
The tests that Messi underwent a few days ago came with negative results, and he became available to participate in the match that was held against Lyon last Sunday in the French League.
But Paris Saint-Germain announced at the time that Messi would continue his recovery program for another few days after recovery.
Messi, through his account on “Instagram”, which is followed by 300 million people, expressed his gratitude for the support he received during his recovery period, and he hoped to return soon to the competitions.
“I got infected with Covid, and I would like to thank you for all the messages I received and tell you that the recovery took longer than I expected, but I have almost recovered, and I am really looking forward to getting back on the field,” Messi said.
He added, “I am training these days to get back to my condition 100%. This year is witnessing huge challenges and I hope we meet again soon.”
Messi has contributed to scoring a total of 10 goals in 16 games in all competitions since joining Saint-Germain from Barcelona, as he scored 6 goals for the team and made 4 other goals.
Messi created 32 chances for his teammates, and his scoring rate was one goal every 219 minutes.
However, Messi has scored only one goal in 11 matches in the French league so far under the leadership of his compatriot Maurizio Pochettino, coach of Saint-Germain.