‘My mentality is not going to change’, Messi very motivated before his arrival at Inter Miami


The American story of Lionel Messi is about to start. The Argentinian, who is to be presented this Sunday by Inter Miami at an event called « The Unveil » (the Unveiling), spoke of his arrival and assured that he was « looking forward to taking on this new challenge ».

« My mentality and my head will not change and I will try, wherever I am, to give the maximum for me and for the club, in order to continue to perform at the highest level, » said the Barca legend, 36. years, on Argentine public television on Tuesday.

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« We are satisfied with the decision we have made »

After a somewhat bitter stint for him in Ligue 1 with PSG, Messi is convinced that this adventure in MLS is what he needs to rediscover a taste for football, in an environment conducive to his development and that of his family. « We are satisfied with the decision we have made, assured the seven-time Ballon d’Or. Prepared and impatient to face this new challenge, this new change. »

The Miami club recently named former FC Barcelona and Argentina coach Gerardo « Tata » Martino as manager and signed former teammate Sergio Busquets.

Messi is set to make his debut on the pitch on July 21 against Mexican club Cruz Azul in the new Leagues Cup, a tournament between top division clubs from the North American soccer league and the Mexican league. Inter Miami are bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference and rank 28th out of 29 clubs in the league.

Original article published on RMC Sport


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