Messi participated in training alongside his teammates after the three days off granted by the coaching staff headed by Christophe Galtier, according to the sports daily L’Équipe.
During those days, Messi took the opportunity to travel to Barcelona where last Monday they celebrated the 10th birthday of Thiago, his eldest son.
The “Flea” missed the last game against Lorient, as a visitor, due to an inflammation in the Achilles tendon but aims to play on Sunday against Auxerre at home in the Parc des Princes in Paris, before joining the Argentine national team on Monday.
Messi, who was nominated for the Ligue 1 Best Player of October award, has seven goals and ten assists in 12 games played in the championship plus another four celebrations in five of the six games in the group stage of the League of European Champions.
Although at one point there was speculation about the possibility that he could be released early, the 35-year-old from Rosario will be with the PSG squad until Sunday’s game at 9 in Argentina and only after will he be able to travel to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, UAE) to join the national delegation.
The captain is expected to attend the open-door training on Monday 14 at the Al-Nahyan stadium and the friendly on Wednesday 16 against the UAE, led by Rodolfo Arruabarrena, at the Mohammed Bin Zayed.