Lionel Messi trains with Inter Miami and aims to play against Monterrey in the Concachampions – La Opinion

Lionel Messi trains with Inter Miami and aims to play against Monterrey in the Concachampions – La Opinion

The doubts surrounding the possibility that Lionel Messi could be ready for this Wednesday’s match for the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Champions Cup have been dissipating and this Tuesday the Argentine star took an important step in his return to the fields.

The captain of Inter Miami participated in the training of his team that is preparing to face the Rayados de Monterrey at Chase Stadium, so his presence in the match could finally occur as was speculated at the beginning of his muscle injury in his right leg.

Lionel Messi, 36, worked alongside the rest of his teammates in Tuesday’s training session. However, he still needs the Inter Miami coach, Gerardo Martinoconfirm the presence of the ’10’ in the first leg of the series against the Mexican team.

A video showing the arrival of Lionel Messi at the Inter Miami training session held this Tuesday with a view to the Concachampions match against the Rayados de Monterrey.

The Argentine star has missed Las Garzas’ last three games of the 2024 MLS season due to a small hamstring injury in his right leg that he suffered during the second leg of the Concachampions round of 16 against Nashville SC ( 3-1) on March 13.

This same muscle problem forced Lionel Messi missed the double date of friendly matches that the Argentina National Team recently played, which achieved victories against El Salvador (3-0) in Philadelphia and Costa Rica (3-1) in Los Angeles.

Messi’s eventual return is great news for Inter Miami as the team has developed a ‘Messidependence’ since his arrival in mid-2023. Since his arrival, the Argentine has missed several matches in which Las Garzas recorded two victories, four draws and six defeats.

Argentine Lionel Messi talking with the technical director of Inter Miami, Gerardo "Tata" Martino, during a training session.
Argentine star Lionel Messi talking with Inter Miami technical director Gerardo “Tata” Martino during a Las Garzas training session this season.
Credit: Lynne Sladky | AP

Despite these records and the fact that the duel against the Rayados de Monterrey is very important for Inter Miami, which aims to win as many titles as possible this season, Gerardo Martino assured that he does not plan to rush the return to the fields of eight. times winner of the Ballon d’Or.

However, everything seems to indicate that Lionel Messi’s injury evolved as expected and the Argentine star could have some minutes in this Wednesday’s duel that opens a series against one of the leaders of the 2024 Clausura Tournament of the MX League that will close the tie at home next week.

In addition to the Concachampions, Inter Miami aims to win the MLS for the first time in its history and repeat the success achieved last season when it won the first title of its record by winning the Leagues Cup led by Lionel Messi.

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