Messi, among the four positives by Covid at PSG

The Argentinian Leo Messi He is one of the four players on his squad who have tested positive for covid after returning from vacation, as confirmed by the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this Sunday.

"The four positive Covid-19 players are Leo Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala. All are currently respecting the isolation and the adapted sanitary protocol ", indicated the PSG.

Paris Saint Germain returned to training this weekend and this Monday to competition, in the round of 32 of the Coupe de France, against fourth-category Vannes.

"Until you test negative in Argentina you will not be able to travel to France"Coach Mauricio Pochettino said this Sunday at the press conference ahead of the game against Vannes.

Pochettino explained that Messi is in constant contact with the club's medical services and will travel to France when he is diagnosed negative again.

"We have been with the virus for almost two years, I think we all know what we need to avoid to be infectedAnd we can still get it, "added Pochettino.

The coach confirmed that in this soccer environment where contact is inevitable and there is coexistence in the changing rooms there is "much more risk" of being infected, he said in reference to the fact that Bernat was with other teammates on Saturday.

"We are taking all the necessary measures to try to avoid that if a player is infected from infecting another. We do everything possible to live together in the best way and to be able to continue playing football, "he stressed.


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