Messi 'calm and composed' ahead of PSG home debut vs Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi is more than ready to make his home debut in Sunday's clash against Lyon, coach Mauricio Pochettino revealed. 

The Argentine started his first match for the club since moving from Barcelona in Wednesday's 1-1 Champions League draw against Club Brugge. 

And he will now hope to wow Parc des Princes as PSG look to extend their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season. 

What has been said? 

"He is happy to be able to make his debut at the Parc des Princes in front of his fans tomorrow, he is calm and composed," Pochettino told reporters on Saturday.

"But so is the whole team. Everyone is thinking about putting in the best performance possible, our goal is to win this game."

Ramos' situation

Sergio Ramos, on the other hand, still has no date pencilled in for his debut.

A niggling muscle problem is frustrating the 35-year-old centre-half, and everyone else at Parc des Princes, with Pochettino unsure as to when the World Cup winner will come into contention for a place in his plans.

Sergio Ramos Spain 2021

Asked for an update on Ramos ahead of a Ligue 1 clash with Lyon on Sunday, Pochettino told reporters: "I don't have any details on when he will be available. We hope he will be available soon.

"He is well individually, he is calm and continues his preparation. 

"We hope that he can play quickly and it is important that he can return to a good level, equal to that of his team-mates."

Is Mbappe fit enough to play?

While Ramos will play no part against Lyon, Kylian Mbappe could be included in Pochettino's starting XI.

He lined up alongside Messi and Neymar for the first time in a 1-1 Champions League draw with Club Brugge on Wednesday, with the hope being that the trio will soon click and deliver at their devastating best.

Mbappe has been nursing a slight knock since being forced off early in the second half against Brugge, but the France international is edging into contention this weekend.

Pochettino added on the 22-year-old forward: "Yes, he trained with the group with some precautions, we are happy with the evolution of his injury. 

"We will see how he is tomorrow morning to know if he will be in the group tomorrow."

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