The world of soccer experienced a seismic shift as Inter Miami ‘s coach Tata Martino confirmed that the globally-acclaimed player Lionel Messi would be stepping into the captain’s role for the Major League Soccer (MLS) team. This development follows Messi’s inaugural game for the Miami team, where he donned the captain’s armband, setting his star-studded journey on a promising trajectory.
Earlier this month, Messi made his mark in Miami. During his debut match for Inter Miami, he sported the captain’s armband. He took this opportunity to make an indelible impression on his new teammates and fans by scoring a last-minute free-kick against the formidable Liga MX’s Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup match.
It’s worth noting that this leadership role previously belonged to Brazilian midfielder Gregore, whose unfortunate foot injury has led him to a long recovery period, thus rendering him unavailable for the foreseeable future.
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In light of this, Martino made it clear to reporters that Messi would be the one to fill the leadership void, asserting, “He was also the captain the other day when he entered. Yes, he will continue to be the captain.”
As of now, Inter Miami are gearing up to conclude their two-match group stage this coming Tuesday. They’ll be hosting Atlanta United, setting their sights on progressing to the knockout stages of the Leagues Cup. This World Cup-style tournament serves as a grand stage for all teams from the MLS and Mexico’s Liga MX.
In this new chapter of Messi’s career, it’s clear that the Argentine forward’s leadership will be pivotal for Inter Miami’s future success. With him at the helm, the club and its followers anticipate a thrilling journey ahead.
Source: Malay Mail