And when he left Lusail Stadium in Doha, he was injured in the thigh before the end of the first half Portugal-Uruguay (2-0) On November 28, Nuno Mendes could not hold back his tears. Surrounded by his teammates, he buried his face in his shirt as if trying to hide Terrible sadness.
To give up his dream of the World Cup. At the time, the 20-year-old left-back did not yet know he would have to forgo the entire competition, but tests carried out in the following days revealed a hamstring injury that would rule him out. for nearly two months. He stayed in Qatar for a while to encourage his friends, and the Portuguese ended up returning to Paris for treatment where he finally saw the light.
He came for fifteen minutes when friendly match in Saudi Arabia, On Thursday evening, Mendes saw on Monday, in the last 16 of the Coupe de France against Pays de Caselle (0-7), his first term since his injury. This is encouraging news because February is on the horizon for Paris Saint-Germain, which, of course, marks them out First leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Bayern Munich.
He quickly found his stick
During 45 minutes on the field, Nuno Mendes, who was replaced by Juan Bernat, made a convincing version. Never struggled in defensive stages by a mediocre R1 side, and just too fair to do better, the former Sporting Portugal player took the opportunity to make the excess as possible in his run. He was quick to find his stick while Paris was absent at the start of the match.
By accelerating down the left he finished off the center back into Kylian Mbappe, author of Pentagram, It was he who put Paris on track to open (0-1, 29th). It’s not far from providing another goal for Carlos Soler after a quick run. Without success this time. After failing to actually get a full match in his legs, Mendes confirms he’s on the upward slope. Something that pleases Christophe Galtier who will need him in the coming weeks.