Lionel Messi after Inter Miami’s win: “It has to make us very strong for what is to come” – La Opinion

Lionel Messi after Inter Miami’s win: “It has to make us very strong for what is to come” – La Opinion

Inter Miami hit the table in Major League Soccer after achieving a resounding victory against Orlando City (5-0) on Saturday night at Chase Stadium, a result that left the Argentine star and team captain, Lionel Messi, very good feelings.

The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner was instrumental in the victory of the team led by Gerardo “Tata” Martino by scoring a double like the Uruguayan Luis Suarezwho in addition to his two goals also contributed with a couple of assists, including Messi’s second goal.

“We are doing very well, enjoying ourselves, growing. “Today (Saturday) was an important game to win to continue on that path of growth and the truth is that this has to make us very strong for everything that is to come.”commented the Argentine star after the game in an interview with Apple TV.

The interview they did with Lionel Messi immediately after the match that Inter Miami won against Orlando City on the second day of the MLS.

Inter Miami has not yet known defeat in this start of the season in the MLS in which, in addition to the win in the Classic against Orlando City, it also added a victory against Real Salt Lake (2-0) and a draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy (1-1) in which the captain scored the goal for Las Garzas.

Beyond the bulky result achieved on Saturday, Lionel Messi He highlighted the performance of the team that is called to be the protagonist this season taking into account the number of stars it has in its ranks led by the Argentine and with Luis Suárez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, among others.

“We are aware of the team we put together and we try to fight for the MLS. It’s a long road, it’s just beginning. We are aware that we have a group to fight and we are going to try. It is very important to start well”added Messi, who joined the team in mid-2023.

Argentine star Lionel Messi already has three goals and an assist at the start of the MLS season.
The Argentine star of Inter Miami, Lionel Messi, already has three goals and an assist at the start of the Major League Soccer season.
Credit: Rebecca Blackwell | AP

Regarding the match, the former FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain player highlighted the importance of having taken an early lead thanks to the goal scored by Luis Suárez just four minutes into the match.

“We were able to play a great game. We knew we had to come out with intensity because Orlando presents that to you, a lot of shock. We were lucky to find the first goal quickly and that changes the whole game.”said the Argentine, who was happy for his friend Suárez’s scoring debut.

“I’m very happy for him because he was able to convert. We already know what Luis is, what he is capable of doing, all people know it. When you least expect it, the game resolves for you”added Lionel Messi about “El Pistolero”, who in the first 10 minutes scored his first two goals of the season.

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