PSG Coach Confirms Messi Suspension for Unauthorized Travel to Saudi Arabia

Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed the accuracy of recent reports about the suspension of the team's star player, Argentine Lionel Messi. 

French media outlets have been circulating news over the past few days about a two-week suspension for Messi, preventing him from participating in both training sessions and matches, along with a deduction from his salary during that period, due to his travel to Saudi Arabia without permission from the Parisian club.

During a press conference held on Friday ahead of the match against Troyes, Galtier said, "At the beginning of the week, the management of Saint-Germain informed me that Messi had been suspended."

When asked if he was involved in formulating or agreeing to the punishment, Galtier replied, "It was not my decision. I was only informed of the punishment. I am an employee and committed to my role and responsibilities, and I decided not to comment on the decision to suspend Messi."

Messi is still in Saudi Arabia on his promotional tour for tourism, amidst many reports announcing the end of his relationship with Paris Saint-Germain following the punishment imposed against him.

Paris Saint-Germain is preparing to face Troyes on Sunday, in the 34th round of matches in the French league.