LIONEL MESSI says he has ‘almost recovered’ from Covid after sharing an intimate snap of himself with wife Antonela.
The Paris Saint-Germain star, 34, was struck down with coronavirus over the festive period.
Messi and his family travelled home to Argentina to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
But shortly after attending a concert in Rosario, Messi confirmed to fans that he had received a positive Covid test.
Despite travelling back to Paris last week following a negative test result, Messi missed Sunday’s draw at Lyon.
And on Thursday the ace revealed on Instagram that he was ‘almost’ fully recovered, admitting it was taking him ‘longer than thought’ to be 100 per cent fit.
The post included a picture showing Messi relaxing at home with wife Antonela, 33, with the pair enjoying mate – a South American herbal tea.
Messi’s message to fans read: “Good afternoon. As you know I had Covid and I wanted to thank you for all the messages I received, and to tell you that it took me longer than I thought to be well.
“But I have almost recovered and I am really looking forward to getting back on the field.
“I have been training these days to put myself at 100 per cent.
“Very nice challenges are coming this year and I hope we can meet again very soon. Thanks.”
Messi has so far made 16 appearances for PSG since his free transfer from Barcelona last summer, scoring six goals in the process.
PSG are already 11 points clear in the race for Ligue 1 title.
And they have a Champions League last-16 tie against Messi’s old rivals Real Madrid to look forward to.