Lionel Messi makes public apology to PSG for taking Saudi Arabia trip | Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has apologised to Paris Saint-Germain and his teammates for taking an unauthorised two-day journey to Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

The World Cup winner was suspended by PSG for 2 weeks, throughout which period he’s banned from taking part in or coaching with the workforce and may have his pay docked, in accordance with reviews in France.

“To begin with, I wish to apologise to my teammates and the membership,” Messi stated within the video clip, posted to his Instagram story. “Truthfully, I believed we [the squad] had been going to have a break day after the sport like we did in earlier weeks.”

“I had this journey [to Saudi Arabia] organised which I had cancelled [once] already; I couldn’t cancel it once more,” Messi added. “I repeat: I wish to express regret for what I did. I’m ready to listen to what the membership wish to do with me”.

There have been widespread reviews this week that Messi is not going to be provided a brand new contract this summer time, when his present deal ends. On Friday the PSG head coach, Christophe Galtier, stated the participant will speak about his rapid future with the membership when he returns from suspension.

Christophe Galtier has said he played no part in the decision to suspend Messi for two weeks.
Christophe Galtier has stated he performed no half within the resolution to droop Messi for 2 weeks. {Photograph}: McMay Steve/ABACA/Shutterstock

“We’ll see when Leo returns what’s going to occur,” Galtier instructed a press convention on Friday. “Clearly, there will likely be discussions with all the membership but in addition with Leo, who’s the first particular person concerned.”

Galtier added that the membership instructed him Messi had been suspended, however declined to say if he endorsed the sanction. “I didn’t need to make the choice,” the coach stated. “I used to be knowledgeable of the choice.”

Experiences have linked Messi to Inter Miami in MLS, a return to Barcelona or a profitable transfer to Saudi Arabia with Al Hilal. It has been a turbulent week for the French league leaders, with some followers gathering exterior Neymar’s house to name for him to go away the membership too.

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“Personal life should stay non-public,” Galtier stated in response to the protests. “I can perceive the anger, the frustration of our followers. I can perceive protesting right here at our office after a match at Parc des Princes.”

However going to gamers’ non-public properties is “uncontrolled and harmful,” stated Galtier. Neymar had season-ending surgical procedure on his proper ankle in March.