‘He’s ready for revenge!’: Fans spot Kylian Mbappe’s brother Ethan, 16, staring down Lionel Messi during his guard of honour at PSG… which his sibling missed to take a break in New York
- Football fans have spotted Kylian Mbappe’s brother giving Lionel Messi ‘evils’
- Lionel Messi arrived back in France and was reunited with his PSG team-mates
- He was given a guard of honour as he was celebrated by team-mates and staff
- Ethan Mbappe did not look pleased as Messi returned to the PSG training pitch
- Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi were not in attendance, as Messi returned
The Argentina star finally touched down in France after two weeks off following the penalty shootout final victory in Qatar.
As he arrived at training on Wednesday morning a guard of honour was set up for him before the session before he was handed a small trophy by sporting director Luis Campos, while he was applauded onto the training pitch.
Fans have spotted Ethan Mbappe giving Lionel Messi ‘evils’ during his guard of honor at PSG
Lionel Messi picked up another trophy as he was honoured during his return to PSG training
His team-mates looked delighted to see him return, well almost all of them, as Mbappe’s brother, 16-year-old Ethan Mbappe, was caught giving the forward a ‘death stare’ as they welcomed him back.
His elder brother fell short in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to Messi – despite scoring a hat-trick and forcing the match into a penalty shoot-out.
Fans have been left in laughter after seeing the face the youngster pulled as Messi walked back onto the training pitch.
Kylian Mbappe (L) fell short in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to team-mate Lionel Messi (R)
One said: ‘Mbappe’s brother is planning his revenge.’
A second posted: ‘Mbappe’s younger brother staring Messi in anger.’
A third tweeted: ‘Messi better sleep with one eye open.’
A fourth chimed in, by saying: ‘The way Ethan Mbappe is giving death stares!’
Another added: ‘Mbappe’s brother is ready for revenge.’
Mbappe, who notched a hat-trick in the final but still fell short to his team-mate, was not in attendance for the guard of honor.
Neither was Achraf Hakimi, as they both enjoy a break in New York, having been rushed back following the World Cup.
Kylian Mbappe (second from right) and Achraf Hakimi (second from left) were not present
The Parisian giants made their return to domestic action against Strasbourg on December 28 – following the World Cup break – without the Argentina captain.
His team-mates Neymar and Mbappe – who starred in the World Cup final just 10 days prior – started the fixture however Messi remained in Argentina.
It will now be down to boss Christophe Galtier to integrate him back into the side, with the Ligue 1 fixture against Angers on January 11 seen as the earliest he is expected to feature.