Somehow, someway, Kylian Mbappe is already back with PSG! The France international returned to the capital with the rest of the World Cup squad on Monday and after two days he has already arrived at Camp des Loges to join the rest of his teammates.
I woke up this morning feeling grateful for having a PSG game on my daily schedule. Paris Saint-Germain is facing Quevilly today (Wednesday) in their second and last friendly of the mid-season training camp.
What I was not expecting, most definitely, was to find out about Kylian Mbappe being already at PSG's training ground!
That's correct. We discussed the future arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi here at PSG Post yesterday.
Considering Christophe Galtier and the rest of the PSG staff had given players a 10-day rest period after getting eliminated from the World Cup, and with both Messi and Mbappe making it all the way to the final, it was expected to see them off the PSG facilities at least until the New Year.
Well, not Kylian Mbappe.
Kylian Mbappe arrived in France earlier this week and was already at PSG on Wednesday morning!
The official PSG Twitter account uploaded footage of the World Cup champion, who set multiple records this month, arriving at training just three days after handing the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy to Lionel Messi in Qatar.
He was later seen inside the Camp des Loges facilities greeting coach Galtier and already dressed in training gear.
Mbappe is not expected to play against Strasbourg next Wednesday, Dec. 28 as part of the Ligue 1 match day 16 when the competition returns after the World Cup break. That said, we can rule that out entirely as there is still a week of training ahead and Mbappe has taken just two days off international duty to return to PSG.
The rest of the World Cup players featuring in the late stages of the competition are expected to arrive in Paris through the next week and change.
Lionel Messi celebrated the World Cup victory in Argentina with his national teammates on Tuesday and is expected to take some time off. The same goes for Achraf Hakimi, who arrived in Rabat yesterday with the rest of the Morocco national team to celebrate their fourth-place finish in the World Cup.